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.
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.
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!
I have made thumbprint cookies before but never rolled them in walnuts. These cookies were very good and I did enjoy the nuts. I put raspberry jam in half the cookies and apricot in the others. They didnt last to long so I will have to make them again and try different flavored jellies. Thank you much MaryMc for sharing your mom's recipe. Made and reviewed for Pick A Chef 2009.