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Chocolate Thumbprints Cookies

INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup butter, softened 2/3 cup sugar 1 egg, separated 2 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup baking cocoa 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
FILLING: 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar 1 tablespoon butter, softened 2 teaspoons milk 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 26 milk chocolate kisses
PREPARATION 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolk, milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until or until easy to handle.
2. In a small bowl, whisk egg white until foamy. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; dip in egg white, then roll in nuts. Place on greased baking sheets. Using a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in center of each cookie. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until center is set.
3. For filling, combine the confectioners' sugar, butter, milk and vanilla; stir until smooth. Spoon or pipe 1/4 tea…