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    Thumbprint Cookies

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    48 mins

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    MaryMc's Note:

    This is a recipe I got from my mother. The cookies are pretty, and they taste good, too. I always make them when I'm in my annual holiday baking frenzy.

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    1. 1
      Cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla.
    2. 2
      Beat in egg yolks.
    3. 3
      Sift together flour, soda and salt and add to sugar mixture.
    4. 4
      Form into balls the size of a walnut, dip in slightly-beaten egg whites, and roll in chopped nuts.
    5. 5
      Place on a greased cookie sheet and press down slightly in the center with your thumb.
    6. 6
      Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.
    7. 7
      Remove from oven and press down in center again.
    8. 8
      Bake another 10 minutes.
    9. 9
    10. 10
      Just before serving, put a dab of jelly in the center of each cookie.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 18, 2010


      Tanks for posting this recipe. I could not find my mothers recipe to make these cookies and I knew someone would have had to post a good one here. Just like mother made. These are a must for holiday cookie trays.

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    • on February 13, 2010


      These are wonderful buttery cookies with the sweetness added from the jelly, just love these cookies. My mother always made these for Christmas each year and I have carried on the tradition, except this last year I ran out of time, so this was great to make this time of the year. Our recipe is just slightly different, using 1/2 shortening and 1/2 butter and pecans instead of walnuts. I made this exactly as written, except did use pecans, don't care for walnuts. I used strawberry jelly for the filling. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Made for I Recommend Tag Game.

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    • on December 23, 2009


      These cookies are wonderful! We made them last night and they turned out perfect! Will make these every christmas! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! Hope you like the photo of them!

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    Nutritional Facts for Thumbprint Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (952 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1545.0
    Calories from Fat 1045
    Total Fat 116.2 g
    Saturated Fat 44.8 g
    Cholesterol 286.6 mg
    Sodium 1408.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 110.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.4 g
    Sugars 38.0 g
    Protein 25.3 g

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