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CHANUKAH THUMBPRINT GELT COOKIES

INGREDIENTS:

3 3/4 cups all purpose flour

1 1/3 cups unsalted butter or margarine, softened (not melted)

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup orange juice

1 egg yolk

DIRECTIONS:

This is an easy thumbprint cookie recipe which you can use all year filled with your favorite jams but on Chanukah unwrap some of the kids chocolate gelt and use it as the filling instead! Cream the butter and sugar, then add the egg, then slowly add the orange juice. Then slowly add in the flour until combined. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour. Preheat oven to 375 F. Measure out dough in level teaspoons to ensure uniform sizing. Roll balls in your hands to smooth, place on cookie sheet. Use your thumb gently press the center of the cookie, forming an indent. Bake for ten minutes. Remove from oven, fill indents with chocolate gelt coin. Return to oven and bake 5-6 minutes more, do not let them get brown. Cool on racks. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.