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Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

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c. shortening (half butter)
c. brown sugar
1 egg yolk
tsp. vanilla
1 c. sifted flour
tsp. salt
3/4 c. nuts, finely chopped
1 egg white

Filling options:
Confectioners sugar icing
Food coloring
Candied Fruit, chopped

Mix shortening, sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla together thoroughly. Sift flour and salt together and stir into creamed mixture. Roll into 1 inch balls. Dip in slightly beaten egg whites. Roll in finely chopped nuts (3/4 cup). Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake in 375 oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and quickly press thumb gently on top of each cookie. Return to oven and bake for 8 minutes longer. Cool.
Fill each thumbprint in center of each cookie tinted confectioners sugar icing, sparkling jelly or chopped candied fruit.
Makes about 2 dozen 1 inch cookies.




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