Thumbprint Cookies

  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 36
Thumbprint Cookies

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

Steps

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  • 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.

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Tips

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.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
85
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5 g
Saturated Fat
1 g
Cholesterol
10 mg
Sodium
30 mg
Potassium
25 mg
Total Carbohydrate
9 g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Protein
1 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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