"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
This recipe for Thumbprint Cookies, by Emily Hart, is from The Hart Family Cookbook,
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1 c brown sugar ½ c shortening 1 unbeaten egg 1 tsp vanilla ½ tsp lemon extract 1 c rolled oats 1 c flour ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt ½ tsp baking powder Thick red jam
Combine first five ingredients and beat until fluffy. Stir in oats and sift dry ingredients in. Mix well. Drop cookies by rounded teaspoonfuls on greased cookie sheet. Make shallow well in each cookie and fill with jam. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
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