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Nanny's Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Nanny's Thumbprint Cookies, by , is from The George Bixby Memorial Library Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Deb McGrath
Added: Tuesday, May 12, 2009


3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter
2 egg yolks-reserve whites in a separate bowl
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 cup diced walnuts
jar of your favorite jelly or jam

1. Preheat oven to 325.
2.Combine sugar, salt, butter, egg yolks, and vanilla-beat well.
3. Gradually add flour and mix well.
4. Shape into 1" ball.
5. Roll each ball in the reserved egg whites and then in the diced walnuts.
6. Place on greased cookie sheet and press your thumb gently in the center of each.
7. Bake on center rack for 8-10 minutes until the bottom of each is a light golden brown.
8. Remove from the baking sheet and place on parchment paper or tin foil and fill the center of each with your favorite jam or jelly.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Pretty to look at and delicious to eat.




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