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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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  Gordon Parsons in Moncton, New Brunswick  Dec 31, 2017
Would make this again.
The very best thumbprints ever... so easy and quick and so versatile... I've rolled them in coconut and peanuts and a variety of nut meats, and ginger marmalade and mint jelly is amazing in these. 5 stars

  Stephanie in MASSACHUSETTS  Jan 3, 2017
Would make this again.
By far the best cookie I have made for the holidays, EVER! I rolled them in chopped walnuts and used seedless raspberry preserves. So incredible! 5 stars

  Doreen K in West Bend, WI  Dec 11, 2016
Would make this again.
So easy and the taste..... incredible! 5 stars

  Kathy in Ohio  Dec 20, 2014
Would make this again.
I love these cookies and make them every year. Instead of jam I mix powdered sugar, water and food coloring to make colorful centers. They are the most requested cookie for Christmas. 5 stars

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

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