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Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta

For out last get together I made this delicious Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta. This is an appetizer that shrimp fans will love. In our family this is one of our most favorite recipes. It's so delicious!

You can go with a baguette instead if you would like bite sized portions, but it is hard to beat a fresh loaf of ciabatta bread. The baguette slices will get much crunchier so if you prefer that mouth feel, you can go with a baguette. A fresh French bread would also work great.


Cherry or Apricot Kolacky Thumb Print Cookies

Besides the famous Snowflake Sugar Cookies, another Christmas cookie staple at our house are Kolacky Thumb Print Cookies. They are tender and sweet and one of our favorites.

We also make these using an apricot filling but we decided to be lazy this year and only make cherry.


Cherry Kolacky Thumb Print Cookies
Makes about 3 to 4 dozen cookies, depending on thickness
Print Friendly Recipe

  • 1 c. butter, softened
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 c. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 can Solo fruit filling (we use either cherry or apricot)
  • powdered sugar + milk for a thin glaze
  1. Beat butter, cream cheese, milk and sugar. Beat in egg yolk. Stir flour and baking powder into butter mixture to make a stiff dough. Chill overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 400-f degrees. Roll out dough 1/4" thick. Cut into circles. Place on baking sheet 1" apart. Make indentations and fill with 1 tsp. filling.
  3. Bake 10-12 minutes. Cool.  Glaze with a powdered sugar and milk frosting.
Recipe from Solo (It is on the back of the label of the can of cherry fruit filling as well)


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