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Sonya Henie

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"A delightful thumbprint cookie. Delicious cream cheese filling."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a cookie sheet.
  2. Prepare Cream Cheese Frosting (see footnote for link to recipe).
  3. In a medium bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the egg yolk, then stir in the flour until combined.
  4. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, and dip in egg white. Place 1 inch apart on the cookie sheet. Make an indentation in each cookie with your finger or the end of a wooden spoon.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 minutes; remove from oven and fill indentations with Cream Cheese Frosting. Return cookies to the oven for another 3 to 5 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool for 1 to 2 minutes before removing from pan.
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Feb 08, 2014

the filling melts when you put it back in oven for the 2-3min. bland cookie would not recommend this one and I love cookies. Please note that when I made cookies this was not the original recipe. Someone revised this version. ( Original version didn't have any eggs listed.) Also my comments were edited!)

Sep 13, 2010

This is an excellent recipe I have used many times for events and parties. They have always been a hit and people seek me out to ask for the recipe. It is one of the most requested baking recipes I use. Yes, of course the frosting will melt some; that is part of the charm. If it is a problem, leave them in the oven a bit longer before removing to frost, and a little shorter oven time after. The melted topping is a real plus.


4 Ratings

Dec 03, 2007

This is a very good recipe. Little tender cookies, with a melted icing that covers the tops of the cookies in a thin layer. Instead of dipping the cookies in egg white, I rolled the balls in colored sugars for Christmas. Then I made the indentations, and followed the rest of the recipe. Kind of like a cookie with a cheesecake flavored icing. Thank you for posting the recipe.

Jan 02, 2012

Make with one egg, forget about separating the egg or brushing with egg whites. Bake for 12 minutes and then just frost the cookies with the scrumptious and light cream cheese frosting, don't rebake.


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  • Calories
  • 130 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.5 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 8.1 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 66 mg
  • 3%

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

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