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Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Thumbprint Cookies, by , is from The Howland Baptist Church Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Mary Lou Sherwood


1 c. sugar
4 c. flour
1 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 1/4 c. oleo
1 tsp. soda
3 eggs
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 c. warm water
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. nuts (optional)
1 c. dates, chopped

Cream sugar and oleo. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add sifted dry ingredients, plus nuts and dates. Add the warm water and drop by tablespoonfuls onto baking sheet. Flatten, making a thumbprint in center. Fill with jam and bake at 375 for 12 minutes. Makes forty-two, 3-inch cookies.




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