Mom's Thumbprint Cookies

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Total Time
20 mins
15 mins

My mother used to use these in one of her lessons, when she was a Home Economics teacher in the '60s.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350'.
  2. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl.
  3. Add yolk and mix.
  4. Add flour, beat until well blended.
  5. In a small bowl, lightly beat egg white.
  6. Form dough into small balls.
  7. Dip each ball in egg white and roll in nuts, place on a cookie sheet.
  8. Bake 5 minutes.
  9. Make depression in each cookie, the back of a small measuring spoon works well.
  10. Bake 10 more minutes.
  11. Cool, add small spoonful of jelly in the depression of each cookie.
  12. Substitutions: may use walnuts or almonds, instead of pecans.
  13. May use icing instead of jelly.