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Thumbprint Cookies

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Prep Time:

Cook Time:

30 Min

12 Min

Serves:

30 Servings

Level:

Beginner

Thumbprint Cookies

This recipe originally came from my grandma. I remember her making them when I was little. She told me that these cookies were full of love because they had her thumbprint in them. I have sporadically made them over the years and they have become my husband's favorite cookie. The last time I made them he asked why I didn't make them more often. They are delicious and simple to make. These cookies are nostalgic because they are old fashioned cookies. I usually make them around Christmas, but these can be made anytime. I hope that you enjoy them as much as we do, and that your cookies can be filled with love.

Ingredients:

1 c. Salted Butter

1/2 c. Brown Sugar

2 Eggs, separated

1/2 tsp. Salt

1 tsp. Vanilla

1 Tbl. Water

3 c. Water

1 c. Chopped Pecans

1 c. Jam or Jelly (my favorite is Strawberry or Raspberry)

Preparation:

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.


2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl combine the Butter, Brown Sugar, Egg Yolks, Salt, Vanilla, Water and the Flour. Mix it all up until it is well combined. The dough might be just a little sticky, but you should easily be able to roll it into a ball. If it is too sticky, then add 1/4 c. Flour.


3. Chop the Pecans into small pieces.


4. Beat the Egg Whites with a whisk for a minute.


5. Grease a baking sheet. Roll the dough into balls that are between 1-1 1/2 inches in diameter. Roll each ball of dough in the Egg Whites, and then roll it in the Pecans. You might have to mash the Pecans into the dough a little to get them to stick. See the picture for an example.


6. Bake the cookies for 5 minutes. Then remove them from the oven. Make a thumbprint in each cookie and fill it with your favorite Jam or Jelly. Return the cookies to the oven and continue to bake them for 7 more minutes.


7. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on a cooling rack.


8. Serve and enjoy!


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