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Thumbprint Cookies

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Filled with jam and rolled in chopped nuts, these thumbprints are easy, delicious and very pretty.

Makes about 20

2/3 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 large egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 large egg whites
3/4 cup finely chopped nuts of choice
1/3 cup jam (any flavor)

Preheat oven to 350 F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat. In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks, vanilla extract and salt. Gradually stir in flour. Form dough into 1-inch diameter balls. Dip in lightly beaten egg whites, then roll in nuts. Place 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheets. Press down center of each with thumb. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Just before serving, fill centers of cookies with jam. Or, fill centers with 1/2 teaspoon of jam before baking.

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Reviews of Thumbprint Cookies:

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  lynn lantosh in easton pa  Dec 19, 2013
Would make this again.
best ever I make these every year 5 stars

  lynn lantosh in easton pa  Dec 19, 2013
Would make this again.
I have made these for about the last 5 years. they are so very good. everyone loves them.they are a Christmas staple. gotta have these 5 stars

  Amelia D\'Souza in Germany  Dec 10, 2013
Would make this again.
This seems to be a very optional and simple receipe shall try it out to make cookies along with the schol childrens 5 stars

   Nov 20, 2012
Would make this again.
My family loves these! Great for cookie exchanges. 5 stars

  Susan  Dec 18, 2011
Would make this again.
My kids and husband loved this recipe! 5 stars

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