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Thumbprint Cookies

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“Fill the "print" in each nut-crunchy goodie with a dollop of sparkling Christmas red or green jelly, a candied cherry or pastel-tinted frosting.”
3 dozen cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350°.
  2. Mix thoroughly butter, shortening, sugar, egg yolk and vanilla.
  3. Work in flour and salt until dough holds together.
  4. Shape dough by teaspoonfuls into 1-inch balls.
  5. Beat egg white slightly.
  6. Dip each dough ball into egg white; roll in nuts.
  7. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet; press thumb deeply in center of each.
  8. Bake about 10 minutes or until light brown.
  9. Immediately remove from baking sheet.
  10. Cool; fill thumbprint with jelly.
  11. *Ifusing self-rising flour, omit salt.
  12. Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies: Substitute ½ cup granulated sugar for ¼ cup brown sugar; add 1 ounce melted unsweetened chocolate (cool) with the vanilla.

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