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    Chocolate Thumbprints

    List of Ingredients

    1 c. softened margarine
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 egg
    1 c. sugar
    2 - 1 oz. squares unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled.
    2 1/2 c. flour

    1/4 c. softened margarine
    2 c. powdered sugar
    3 - 4 teaspoons milk
    1/2 tsp. vanilla
    red or green food coloring
    1/4 c. crushed peppermint candy


    In large bowl, combinemargaring & sugar; beat til creamy. Add vanilla, salt, chocolate and egg; mix well. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Gradually add flour to creamed mixture; mix well. Chill dough 30 minutes for easier handling.

    Heat oven to 375 degree.

    Shape dough into 1" balls; place 2" apart on cookie sheets. With thumb, make imprint in center of each cookie. Bake at 375 for 8 - 10 minutes. Cool

    Combine softened margarine, powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Divide into 2 bowls. Add red food coloring to one bowl and green to the other. Mix well. If necessary, then with additional milk. Fill each cookie with about 1/2 teaspoon filling. Sprinkle with peppermint candy.

    Makes about 6 dozen.




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