Friday, December 4, 2009

Thumbprint Cookies

These are a fun cookie to make with kids...mine love to do the thumbprint. They are also delicious and pretty! These add great color to a cookie platter if giving out cookies for the holidays. -Kristin

1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1 c. butter, softened
1 t. vanilla
2 egg yolks
1/2 t. salt
2 c. flour
2 egg whites, lightly beaten
2 c. finely chopped pecans
10 T. jam or jelly any flavor
  • Cream together the brown sugar and butter.
  • Beat in the vanilla and egg yolks.
  • Beat in the salt and flour.
  • Shape dough into 1 inch balls.
  • Dip each ball into the egg whites and then roll in the nuts.
  • Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Press thumb into the center and make a good indentation.
  • Bake about 10 minutes until light brown.
  • Remove from oven and quickly remake indentation with a metal spoon if necessary.
  • Remove cookies from the cookie sheet and fill the thumbprints with about 1/2 t. jam.

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