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Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

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Ingredients

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)

Method

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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