Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Thumbprint Cookies

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I had a recipe exchange party last night.  I tried out a new recipe, and people seemed to like it, so I thought I'd share it with you!  The one nice thing about them is that they aren't a super sweet cookie, though that could also be a negative because you can trick yourself into eating too many of them haha.

Ingredients (will make about 12 - 18 cookies)

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg, separated
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
2/3 cup any flavor fruit jam
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets. Separate egg, reserving egg white. Cream butter or margarine, sugar, and egg yolk. Add vanilla, flour and salt, mix well. Shape dough into balls. Roll in slightly whipped (I whipped them for about 30 seconds with a fork) egg white, then walnuts. Place on cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove cookies from oven. With thumb or spoon, dent each cookie. Put jelly or preserves in each thumbprint. Bake for another 10-12 minutes.


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