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Cherry Thumbprints

Cherry Thumbprints Recipe

Fun & easy to make


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 glacé cherries, halved

5 green glacé cherries, halved


Preheat oven to 350 F.
Line baking sheets with parchment paper or a non-stick
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
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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