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    25 mins

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    MizzNezz's Note:

    These cookies are one of the most requested. The kids love to help you make these. And they REALLY love to eat them!

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    1. 1
      Heat oven to 350*.
    2. 2
      Cream sugar, shortening, butter, vanilla and egg yolk.
    3. 3
      Stir in flour and salt until dough holds together.
    4. 4
      Shape into 1 inch balls.
    5. 5
      Beat egg white slightly.
    6. 6
      Dip each cookie ball in the egg white; roll in the nuts.
    7. 7
      Place 1 inch apart on cookie sheet.
    8. 8
      Press thumb deeply in center of each.
    9. 9
      Bake until light brown, about 8-10 minutes.
    10. 10
      Remove from cookie sheet, cool.
    11. 11
      Fill thumbprints with jelly.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 21, 2002


      really really good, I used all butter though and filled the thumbprints with melted white chocolate and butter mixture. 2 thumbs up

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    • on August 19, 2002


      delicious! i did however add 1 tsp of vanilla instead of 1/2 tsp which gave it a richer taste, the kids loved filling in their thumb prints with jelly!

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    • on December 23, 2009


      Although i have always made these with a shortbread-type dough (I use Ina Garten's recipe), I decided to try a brown sugar version and chose these as they were the highest rated here. I made both kinds, using chopped walnuts and strawberry jam. Honestly, I was somewhat disappointed in both the taste and texture. They were simply okay. Not only did I prefer the shortbread type, but so did the other 5 people I asked to try both and let me know what they thought. They all said that although these were okay, they really liked the other cookie better.

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    Nutritional Facts for Thumbprint Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (466 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 110.5
    Calories from Fat 70
    Total Fat 7.8 g
    Saturated Fat 2.5 g
    Cholesterol 15.4 mg
    Sodium 88.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 8.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
    Sugars 2.9 g
    Protein 1.8 g

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