Chocolate & Strawberry Thumbprints

There is a lot going on here.


1 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 strawberry jam
1 cup chocolate
Sliced almonds for garnish


Cream butter and sugar. Add extract. Gradually blend in flour.

Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Roll into one-inch balls and place one inch apart on un-greased cookie sheets. Use the end of a wooden spoon and make an indentation and fill with jam.

Bake for 15-18 minutes. Cool completely.

Temper chocolate. Cover jam with dollop of melted chocolate. Garnish with almonds and let set.

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