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Brown-Eyed Susans I Recipe

Brown-Eyed Susans I

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"A chocolate topped thumbprint cookie."

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Original recipe makes 5 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Cream butter or margarine and 1/4 cup white sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in almond extract. Add flour and salt; mix well.
  3. Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten middle of dough ball with thumb print. Bake 8 - 10 minutes or until golden brown around edges. Let cool.
  4. To make Frosting: combine confectioner's sugar and cocoa. Add water and vanilla and mix well. Place chocolate frosting into thumb print indention of cooled cookies.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 02, 2006

I looked for a recipe to duplicate a cookie from a local bakery and found this one. I roll them in chocolate sprinkles before baking and use almond extract in the frosting instead of vanilla (just my preference). My nephew can't get enough of these. Yum!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 14, 2007

I like the concept, but this recipe doesn't taste like my bakery. The cookie was very brittle, and only produced 2doz. The almond flavor was too strong for what I wanted.

Mar 02, 2009

These are super yummy! The cookies alone are melt in your mouth buttery, I did not find the almond overpowering at all. The icing tasted a little too much like powdered sugar for my taste, and it was a bit thin, so I added a little more cocoa powder and a little instant vanilla pudding powder. Scrumptious!

Jun 09, 2005

Incredible! Super easy recipe with wonderful results. The cookies turned out light and crispy like shortbread, and the frosting was just the right amount of chocolate and just the right amount of sweetness. I did need to add an additional 1 TBSP of hot water to the frosting mix in order for it to get to the desired consistency, and I needed to bake the cookies an additional 5 - 8 minutes in order for them to get the golden brown edges. My 3 1/2 year old daughter helped with almost every step of the recipe, and we had a great time together. These are light, delicious cookies that I'll be proud to present as the dessert for my brother-in-law's birthday. Thanks for sharing!

Apr 11, 2004

My family has made these cookies for years for get-togethers, but we put buttercream frosting in the centers instead of the chocolate filling...totally different flavor but super yummy. I made them to bring to work and they were gone in about 10 min!

Dec 23, 2010

First time making these and they were VERY easy to make! I did roll in sugar sprinkles, had no problem with them sticking! I was an idiot however and frosted BEFORE I put in the oven but they are still good LOL. I did have to add more water to the frosting to get a better consistancy.

Dec 21, 2010

YUM! I tried to roll them in sprinkles as suggested by other's (they look so cute in the pic's) but had a hard time getting the sprinkles to stick, the dough is super crumbly. I dipped the cookies in an egg wash and then the had no problem with the sprikles sticking.

Jan 21, 2010

These are wonderful and are so pretty! I posted pictures of them, new family favorite. I added bit of milk to the frosting to get it how I wanted it.


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  • Calories
  • 108 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 6.3 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 83 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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