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Thumbprint Cookies

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Thumbprint Cookies
2008-07-25 Desserts
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These easy cookies are a great way to get the kids involved in the kitchen. Invite them to press their thumb into the cookies before they're baked.

  • Servings: 3 dozen


¼ cup Butter
¾ cup Shortening
¼ cup Brown Sugar
1 Egg, separated
½ tsp Vanilla
1 cup Flour
¼ tsp Salt
¾ cup Finely Chopped Nuts


Preheat oven to 350. Mix butter, shortening, sugar, egg yolk and vanilla. Work in flour and salt until dough holds together. Shape into teaspoonful balls. Beat egg white slightly. Dip each ball into egg white. Roll in nuts and place on ungreased baking sheet. Press thumb deeply in center. Bake 10 minutes and remove immediately from baking sheet, cool and fill thumbprint with jelly.