Jelly & Jam Thumbprint Cookies

"Jam and Jelly makes these little cookie real "gems"."
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Ready In:
24 cookies




  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Grease cookie sheets.
  • Separate egg, reserving egg white.
  • Cream margarine, sugar, and egg yolk.
  • Add vanilla, flour and salt, mixing well.
  • Shape dough into balls.
  • Roll in egg white, then nuts.
  • Place on cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 5 minutes.
  • Remove cookies from oven.
  • With thumb, dent each cookie.
  • Put jelly or preserves in each thumbprint.
  • Bake for another 8 minutes.

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  1. I believe this recipe has a couple of mistakes in it. In a 300-degree oven, they never did bake, even after having them in a minimum of 20 minutes. When I moved the temperature to 350, they did bake, but I had to leave them in 10 - 12 minutes versus the 8 minutes in the recipe. Also, the directions call for salt but there is no salt in the ingredients. The result was just okay.
  2. This is a very fast and simple recipe. The cookies are also very delicious! I will definetly be making more of these for the holidays!
  3. This recipe is convenient, simple, and delicious! The make good tea cookies.


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