Thumbprint Cookies

This is a recipe I got from my mother. The cookies are pretty, and they taste good, too. I always make them when I'm in my annual holiday baking frenzy. Show more

Ready In: 48 mins

Yields: 3 dozen




  1. Cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla.
  2. Beat in egg yolks.
  3. Sift together flour, soda and salt and add to sugar mixture.
  4. Form into balls the size of a walnut, dip in slightly-beaten egg whites, and roll in chopped nuts.
  5. Place on a greased cookie sheet and press down slightly in the center with your thumb.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and press down in center again.
  8. Bake another 10 minutes.
  9. Cool.
  10. Just before serving, put a dab of jelly in the center of each cookie.
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