Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Thumb Print Cookies

Thumb Print Cookies

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From the kitchen of Erin Casper

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
5-8 minutes
3 dozen
Contains nuts, Kid friendly, Travels well


1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg, separated
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chopped nuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Grease cookie pans, set aside.

  3. Mix together shortening, sugar, egg yolk, vanilla.

  4. Blend in flour, salt; make into balls; dip in slightly beaten egg white, then roll in nuts.

  5. Place on cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.

  6. Bake for 5-8 minutes.

  7. As soon as cookies are done, press thumbprint into cookie and let cool.

  8. Ice cookies when cooled.


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Miaah says:

Just made these cookies and filled them with apple, mixed berries, and blueberries as a filling. My family and I love them. Would make them again. Thank you Mrs Claus!

12/18/2012 4:07:53 PM

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