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Cherry Thumbprints

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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 walnuts
5 red glacÚ cherries, halved
5 green glacÚ cherries, halved

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 20 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 to make a thumbprint. Place a cherry half in each indentation. 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.

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Reviews of Cherry Thumbprints:

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  Linda in NH  Dec 12, 2012
Would make this again.
I don\'t have walnuts. Would I still have to dip them in the eggs? 5 stars

  Stacey in Punta Gorda Florida  Dec 7, 2011
Would make this again.
Used peanuts vs walnuts. Srawwberry.blackberry and red rsberry jam vs cherries.DELICIOUS!!!! 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 7, 2010
Would make this again.
i love them 5 stars

  james in alabama  Nov 23, 2010
Would make this again.
My mom and I used to make these when I was a kid.... i make em with my kids now 5 stars

  Debbie in Denver, CO  Dec 19, 2008
Would make this again.
I really, really enjoyed this recipe. However, instead of using Cherries, I just used whatever jam I had on hand. I ended up with raspberry jam, and it was fantasic. I hate to admit that I ate the entire first batch out of the oven before the second one was done cooking! Making these again for sure!! Yum Yum!! 5 stars

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