Thumbprint Cookies

Recipe by SilentCricket
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READY IN: 25mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 14
    cup butter or 1/4 cup margarine, softened
  • 14
  • 14
    cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1
    large egg, separated
  • 12
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 1
    cup flour
  • 14
    teaspoon salt
  • 34
    cup finely chopped nuts (I usually use walnuts, but pecans and peanuts would be good too!)
  • red jelly or green jelly
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 350°.
  • Mix throroughly butter, shortening, sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla.
  • Work in flour and salt until dough holds together.
  • (You may want to add a tiny bit of water if the dough seems dry; make a ball of dough-- if the dough cracks when you make your thumbprint, add a bit of water to soften the dough and prevent cracks.) Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
  • Beat egg white slightly.
  • Dip each ball into egg white; roll in nuts.
  • Place 1-inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Press thumb deeply into center of each.
  • Bake about 10 minutes or until light brown.
  • Remove immediately from baking sheet; cool.
  • Fill thumbprint with jelly.
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