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Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Margaret Rost
Added: Tuesday, December 5, 2006

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3/4 c. finely chopped nuts, 1/4 c. butter, 1/2 c. brown sugar, 1/2 c. shortening, 1 egg yolk, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1 c. flour, 1/4 tsp. salt

Directions:
Directions:
Mix butter, brown sugar, shortening, egg yolk, and vanilla. sift together flour and salt then add to the creamy ingredients. Roll the cookie dough into balls(about the size of a walnut) Beat slightly 1 egg white. Dip the rolled balls into egg white and then in chopped nuts. Bake cookie until 1/2 way done and press your thumb into middle of cookie. Add 1/2 of cherry( or any stiff jelly) into the thumb print. Bake the rest of the way.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
We made these for Ronauda's wedding. they just melt in your mouth.

 

 

 

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