This was a great quick recipe for thumbprint cookies. Growing up my mom always made them with coconut (I think they are called bird nest cookies) and these were a good substitution on a whim. My 4 year old helped and we substituted Brummel and Brown yogurt butter for shortening and they still turned out good. I agree with others, that you are not getting anywhere near 3 dozen cookies. We tried to stay close to the 1" ball guideline and ended up with 15 cookies.