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Thumbprint Cookies

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  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 36
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These delightful treats are a welcome addition to any cookie tray. The colorful bites are filled with your favorite jelly.

Ingredients

1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup shortening
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg, separated
1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
3/4
cup finely chopped nuts
Jelly

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • 2 Mix brown sugar, shortening, butter, vanilla and egg yolk in medium bowl. Stir in flour and salt until dough holds together.
  • 3 Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Beat egg white slightly. Dip each ball into egg white. Roll in nuts. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Press thumb deeply in center of each.
  • 4 Bake about 10 minutes or until light brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Fill thumbprints with jelly.

Expert Tips

These cookies were often called Thimble Cookies in older cookbooks because bakers used a thimble to make the indentation.

You'll be done in a flash if you use a food processor to chop the nuts.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
52.3
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3.7g
6%
Saturated Fat
1.2g
6%
Cholesterol
8.6mg
3%
Sodium
19.0mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
4.2g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0.3g
1%
Sugars
1.0g
Protein
1.0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0.40%
0%
Iron
1.40%
1%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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