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Jelly Thumbprints Recipe

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This recipe for Jelly Thumbprints, by , is from The Whitcher Family Descendants Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Lin Whitcher Gordon 1947
Added: Sunday, August 24, 2008


1/4 c. butter, softened
1/4 c. shortening
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Mix thoroughly.

1 c. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
Work flour and salt into first mixture.until the dough holds together.
Shape into 1 inch balls.

1 egg white
3/4 c. finely chopped walnuts
raspberry jam

Beat egg white lightly. Dip each ball of dough into it, then into chopped nuts.
Press thumb into center of each ball to make a hole. Reshape the cookie if needed.
Bake 10 min. on a cookie sheet or until light brown.
Remove immediately from sheet and place on cooling rack.

When cool fill with raspberry jam.




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