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Thumbprint Cookies

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Serves varies | Prep Time | Cook Time 10-12

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Courtesy of Sue Aichele

Ingredients You'll Need

1/2 cup shortening (part butter or margarine)
1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 egg,separated
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup finely chopped nuts
jelly or tinted confectioner's sugar icing


Heat oven to 350°. Mix shortening, sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla thoroughly. Blend together flour and salt; stir in to sugar mixture. Roll dough into 1 teaspoon-sized balls. Beat egg white slightly with fork. Dip balls in egg white. Roll in nuts. Place about 1" apart on ungreased baking sheet; press thumb gently in the center of each. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Cool. Fill thumbprints with jelly or colored icing.

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