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Cookies - Bachelor Button Cookies, Christmas Cookies and Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mama Bernard
Added: Saturday, September 8, 2007

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1/8 teaspoon salt
teaspoon soda
2 cups plain flour
1 cup pecans, chopped fine
1 cup candied red and green cherries, optional, (great for Christmas)

Apple jelly for thumb print cookies:
Omit nuts and roll into small balls, indent with thumb and fill with jelly.

Directions:
Directions:
Bachelor Button Cookies:
Cream butter and sugar. Add egg. Sift flour, salt and soda. Add to butter and egg mixture. Add nuts. Roll into long rolls about 1 inch in diameter (makes about 6 or 7 1-inch logs). Wrap in waxed paper. Chill. Slice into inch slices with a sharp knife. Bake at 400 for 8-10 minutes. Watch carefully! Do not burn.

Christmas Cookies:
Add the red and green cherries and follow the same procedure as above.

Thumbprint Cookies:
Omit nuts and cherries. Roll into 1/2 - 1-inch balls. Press thumb in center and fill with apple jelly. Bake as directed above.

 

 

 

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