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Christmas Thumbprint Cookies

By PutoPinoy on Monday, July 20, 2009 At Monday, July 20, 2009

  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 c. butter
  • 2 egg yolks (save whites)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 c. flour
  • 2 egg whites, beaten
  • 1-1 1/2 c. finely chopped nuts
  • 1/2 c. red & green jelly

In large bowl combine first 5 ingredients on medium speed of mixer about 1 minute. Gradually add flour and blend at low speed until well mixed. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Dip dough balls into egg whites then nuts. Place on greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Make a deep impression in center of each cookie with fingertip.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Immediately remove cookies from sheet. While still warm, fill centers with jelly. Allow jelly to set before storing cookies. Yield 3-4 dozen.