Another old favorite of my mother's. A neighbour was making these when I was a child and I never got enough of them.

Carol
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Cream butter and sugar; add yolk and lemon juice and beat well. Stir in flour until well blended.

  • Form into 1 inch balls, dip into beaten egg white then into chopped nuts. Place on greased cookie sheet, make deep indentation in center of each cookie. Bake for 5 minutes, then quickly indent centers again, continue baking for 10 minutes.

  • Fill center of each hot cookie with raspberry jam or jelly.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

262.2 calories; 3.2 g protein; 32 g carbohydrates; 37.4 mg cholesterol; 60.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2011
Every Christmas we would have thumbprint cookies. Even though it isn't Christmas I really wanted to make these! They are just so delicious! Since I couldn't find my mom's recipe I decided to look for one on here and I remembered that mom's had lemon juice in it and so does this one! I decided to give it a try. I left out dipping them in the egg white and walnuts which was fine. I filled them with apricot preserves and they were great! When I was finished making these they tasted just like my mom's recipe! A few minutes later I found her recipe... and this one is a whole lot easier cheaper and tasted the same! I will be saving this for a long time! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/26/2011
Really easy to make but they fell apart after first bite didnt like that.....taste was ok could have been better......might make again and make some adjustments. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2011
Every Christmas we would have thumbprint cookies. Even though it isn't Christmas I really wanted to make these! They are just so delicious! Since I couldn't find my mom's recipe I decided to look for one on here and I remembered that mom's had lemon juice in it and so does this one! I decided to give it a try. I left out dipping them in the egg white and walnuts which was fine. I filled them with apricot preserves and they were great! When I was finished making these they tasted just like my mom's recipe! A few minutes later I found her recipe... and this one is a whole lot easier cheaper and tasted the same! I will be saving this for a long time! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2007
I'm not a huge fan of desserts or sweets...but I could eat this entire batch in one sitting. Just like my mother used to make - TY!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2011
These were fun to make. I had to come up with a sub for the walnuts (as I am allergic to tree nuts). I used finely chopped peanuts/flaked coconut/ and crushed Crispix cereal for the coating. I also put a chocolate chip in the center of each after five minutes of baking but I think the lemon/raspberry flavor would be better (Gasp!!) without the chocolate. I DO like the coconut being in the crunchy coating though. We'll do these again. Oh...I also like the relatively short list of ingredients and how these "present". Very pretty cookies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2008
These were just what I was looking for! We made these in Home-ec class in grade eight and oddly enough I had lost the recipe. I used half very finely chopped walnut and half rice crispies for the coating--nice and crunchy outside. Also used some homemade blackberry jam a friend had made. Cooking times seemed accurate and a wooden spoon with a rounded end stood in for a thimble. Delish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2006
i made these over the holidays. i'm not very skilled in making desserts, but if i can make these, anyone can! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2010
These cookies are great. Not a lot of effort to make them. I used strawberry jam and they still tasted great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2011
Thanks Carol for this old time favourite. Made as written with one addition of lemon rind. Turned out awesome. I also put the jam in then baked that way it isn't sticky when you store them.. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2008
The lemon juice in these makes them so good. And they aren't too sweet either. I made them the original way and I made them with cherry jam and almonds and those were good too:) Messy to make but really good. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2011
Made these for a church crowd. They came out PERFECT! Didn't crumble or fall apart, yet had that 'melt in your mouth' texture. people raved about them! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/26/2011
Really easy to make but they fell apart after first bite didnt like that.....taste was ok could have been better......might make again and make some adjustments. Read More
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