Delicate cookies rolled in chopped nuts and filled with your favorite frosting or jam.

Dawn
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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). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

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  • Separate the eggs.

  • Cream the butter or margarine with the sugar. Beat in the egg yolks and vanilla. Stir in the flour and the salt.

  • Shape the dough into small balls and roll in the slightly beaten egg whites then in the chopped nuts. Press thumb in center of cookie to make an indentation.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 7 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool then fill with your favorite frosting or jam.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

259.3 calories; 3.4 g protein; 25 g carbohydrates; 71.7 mg cholesterol; 172.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (30)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2003
I made these and rolled them in colored sugar and filled with matching frosting. I can't tell you how many people have requested the recipe thanks a million! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/20/2005
I tried this recipe and the cookies flattened!! If there is anything I may need to do different please let me know! Read More
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37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 3 stars
11/20/2005
I tried this recipe and the cookies flattened!! If there is anything I may need to do different please let me know! Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2003
I made these and rolled them in colored sugar and filled with matching frosting. I can't tell you how many people have requested the recipe thanks a million! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2003
These were so easy my children ages 13 10 8 7 made themselves and gave them out as goodie gifts for Christmas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2007
Fantastic! These are just like mom used to make. They are melt-in-your-mouth good. Since the recipe doesn't tell you how many or what kind of nuts to use I find that 2 c. finely chopped pecans works great. I filled them with vanilla frosting dyed red and green for Christmas and they were delicious and pretty to look at! Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2005
These are very good cookies! I needed to add a little more flour so they were not sticky to roll and filled the cookies with the jam before baking. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2010
These are hands down my favorite Christmas cookies. Light and buttery and not overly sweet which makes filling them with tinted sugar cookie frosting perfect. I don't think the egg white dip is necessary if your nuts are chopped finely enough especially if using walnuts which are fairly moist after you chop them. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2009
This is a very good tasting and easy recipe. I did find out that you really don't need to dip them in the egg whites. I made my first batch dipping them and rolling sprinkles on the edges it was an ugly mess. so i tried rolling the dough into a log after chilling it for about a half hour than just rolling the log in sprinkles and slicing them into about half inch cookies it worked out so much bettter and they look really good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2003
Fabulous! I rolled the cookies in chopped pecans and filled with raspberry jam! Everyone who tried them LOVED them! I also did a batch with chopped walnuts - they were good too but not nearly as good as with the pecans. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/28/2010
I was looking for a recipe to compare to cookies a co-worker used to make. These looked really close so I decided to try. I'm glad I did; however it does need about 1/4 to 1/2 cup more flour otherwise they are very sticky and hard to roll. I just scooped out with a small ice cream scoop (after a failed attempt to roll) and indented as directed. They came out perfect! I added almond flavoring to plain white canned frosting...excellent! Read More
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