Thumb Cookies

Recipe by Seebee
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READY IN: 35mins
YIELD: 60 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1 12
    cups softened margarine
  • 1
    cup sugar
  • 3
    large egg yolks
  • 3 12
    cups flour
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla
  • apple jam (strawberry is always a favorite) or jelly, of any flavor (strawberry is always a favorite)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Blend softened margarine and sugar in a mixer.
  • Separate the egg whites out and blend the yolks into the mixture.
  • Add the vanilla.
  • Slowly add the flour until it forms a crumbly dough.
  • DO NOT OVER-MIX!
  • Without overhandling the dough, use your hands to roll it into small balls (about the size of walnuts).
  • Place on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Gently press your thumb into the center of the ball so that it flattens slightly with an indentation in the center.
  • Fill each thumbprint with a small amount of jam or jelly (not a heaping amount or it will ooze out onto the baking sheet in the oven)!
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or before they are visibly golden-brown (they may even seem raw, still -- they won't when they're cooled) Carefully transfer cookies to a cooling rack.
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