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Buttercream Thumbprint Cookies

These cookies have always been one of my daughter's favorites. This year, she asked if I thought that we could make them. My answer...of COURSE! They're super simple to make, look extraordinarily festive, and can be easily modified for any occasion. Ingredients For the cookies SPRINKLES (jimmies or nonpareils) 1 cup softened butter 1 cup powdered sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour For the buttercream 1/2 cup softened butter 2 cups powdered sugar (more as needed for desired consistency) 2-3 tablespoons of milk 2 tablespoons corn syrup 2 teaspoons vanilla extract food color (optional) Directions Preheat the oven to 350° F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Cream together butter, powdered sugar and vanilla and mix until light and fluffy. Add the flour slowly, until completely incorporated and the dough holds together when pressed.  If dough seems too dry, sprinkle in water a teaspoon at a time until you reach the
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