Thumbprint Cookies

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READY IN: 42mins
YIELD: 3 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 12
    cup shortening (part butter or margarine)
  • 14
    cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1
    egg, separated
  • 12
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 1
    cup gold metal flour
  • 14
    teaspoon salt
  • 34
    cup finely chopped nuts
  • jelly or tinted confectioners sugar icing
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 350°F (mod).
  • Mix shortening, sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla thoroughly.
  • Measure flour by dipping method or by sifting.
  • Blend together flour and salt; stir into shortening mixture.
  • Roll dough into balls (1 teaspoons per ball).
  • Beat egg white slightly with fork.
  • Dip balls in egg white. Roll in nuts.
  • Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet; press thumb gently in center of each.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until set. Cool.
  • Fill thumbprints with jelly or tinted icing.
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