Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Curd provides a simple addition to these delicious little almond cookies that's ready in an hour. Perfect dessert to be served at your next party!

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 36

1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup shortening
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg yolk
1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
egg white
1/2
cup finely chopped almonds
About 6 tablespoons strawberry, lemon or lime curd

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Beat brown sugar, shortening, butter, vanilla and egg yolk in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour and salt.
  • 2 Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls. Beat egg white slightly with fork. Dip each ball into egg white; roll in almonds. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Press thumb into center of each cookie to make indentation, but do not press all the way to the cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown. Quickly remake indentations with end of wooden spoon if necessary. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Fill each thumbprint with about 1/2 measuring teaspoon of the strawberry curd.

Expert Tips

Any flavor of jam or jelly can be substituted for the strawberry curd.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
70
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
30mg
30%;
Total Carbohydrate
7g
7%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.