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Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies - 7 Ways + Video! - Life Made Sweeter

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup (150 g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2/3 cup (128 g) white granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup (28 g) cornstarch
  • 1 2/3 cup (217 g) all-purpose flour, divided (measured correctly - spoon and level method) plus 1-2 tablespoons as needed
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk *optional and only as needed (add a little bit at a time)
  • *Plus extra granulated sugar in a bowl for rolling dough (optional)
  • Various Options
  • Classic Jam Thumbprints - raspberry jam, strawberry jam, apricot jam, blackberry jam, powdered sugar, milk & vanilla extract for the glaze
  • Hershey's Kisses - chocolate, peppermint or cookies and cream
  • Turtle Thumbprints - caramel squares, heavy cream, pecan halves, melted chocolate and caramel sauce
  • Nutella M&M's - Nutella, mini festive M&M's
  • Peppermint - Melted white chocolate, crushed candy canes
  • Snowman - White chocolate melts, blue round nonpareil sprinkles, orange jimmies sprinkles, black licorice for the eyes and mouth - cut to size
  • Rudolph - pretzels, Red Smarties, cut black licorice for the eyes and mouth - cut to size
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