Almond Thumbprints

Almond Thumbprints


1 cup butter softened
1 3 ounce


e package cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 egg
¾ teaspoon almond extract
2 ½ cup flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup finely chopped almonds
½ cup fruit preserves


 

1.      Beat together butter and cream cheese
2.     
Beat in sugar, egg, and almond extract. 
3.     
Stir together flour, baking soda, salt and stir into beaten mixture. 
4.     
Chill at least 1 hour. 
5.     
Shape into 1 inch balls. 
6.     
Roll in almonds to coat. 
7.     
Place on ungreased cookie sheet.  Make indentation in each by pressing with your thumb. 
8.   Fill each with about ¼ tsp of preserves.  Bake at 350
°
for 10-12 minutes or until golden. 


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