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Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Thumbprint Cookies, by , is from Cooking With The POLK Girls, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Marlene "Gail" Polk-Pearson
Added: Tuesday, December 25, 2007


1/2 C. packed Brown Sugar
1/2 C. Shortening
1/2 C. Butter, softened
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
2 Eggs, separated
2 C. Flour
1/2 tsp. Salt
1-1/2 C. finely chopped Walnuts or Pecans
Jelly or Icing

Heat oven to 350.
Mix brown sugar, shortening, butter, vanilla, and egg yolks. Stir in flour and salt until dough holds together. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Beat egg white slightly. Dip each ball into egg white and then roll in nuts. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Press thumb deeply in center of each dough ball to create an indentation. Bake 10 minutes, or until light brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
Fill thumbprint indentations with jelly or icing.




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