Thumbprint Cookie Icing????

Baking By 4laynes Updated 24 Dec 2009 , 2:56pm by 4laynes

4laynes Posted 24 Dec 2009 , 12:34am
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The bakery sells little round butter cookies, about the size of a quarter, with a dollop of icing in the center. They're called thumbprints. I have some butter cookie dough left (tired of rolling and cutting) and would like to give it a try. Does anyone know what kind of icing would go on these little cookies? It's not hard like royal, it's a soft set and holds it's shape but is firm enough to be stackable. Any ideas? Thank you!


10 replies
kiki07 Posted 24 Dec 2009 , 2:57am
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Are you sure its icing and not white chocolate? If its not chocolate...bump.

Texas_Rose Posted 24 Dec 2009 , 2:59am
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I've always just used chocolate, with a little shortening stirred in to keep it from getting really hard.

FromScratch Posted 24 Dec 2009 , 3:20am
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I always put strawberry jam in them... mmmmm.

Margieluvstobake Posted 24 Dec 2009 , 3:25am
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I make chocolate ones with cream cheese icing on them and a pecan half on top of that. You can't ever stack them, because the cream cheese icing is soft, but they are out of this world delicious.

prterrell Posted 24 Dec 2009 , 3:32am
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I made thumbprints tonight. I did apricot, blackberry, and raspberry jam filled ones. Yum, yum!

tiggy2 Posted 24 Dec 2009 , 3:43am
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I just use crusting BC

CakeRN Posted 24 Dec 2009 , 4:25am
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I make a cream cheese icing using butter, powd sugar, cream cheese and vanilla with a tad bit of milk.... ummmm....goood....

keflyn Posted 24 Dec 2009 , 5:53am
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the bakery I go to uses buttercream on some and then some other icing on the others (my favorite) I believe it's just a few cups of powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk. I've made it before. it's nothin fancy but it tastes so good

candoo Posted 24 Dec 2009 , 6:25am
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water, powdered sugar, and food coloring- that's how the bakery here does the icing.

4laynes Posted 24 Dec 2009 , 2:56pm
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Thanks everyone! I'm sure it must be the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. That makes sense. Digging around on the internet I found a recipe that was the same but added a little corn syrup. What purpose does the corn syrup have - shine, maybe? Would it have anything to do with how it sets?

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