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Sitting Pretty Cookies

Rated as 4.82 out of 5 Stars

"A Christmas cookie favorite in our family for years. It is a simple cookie rolled in nuts, topped with white frosting and a chocolate-coated peanut."
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25 m servings 186
Original recipe yields 36 servings (3 dozen)


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  1. In a large bowl, stir together butter and sugar until creamy and smooth. Stir in the egg yolks and vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix together flour and salt; then slowly blend with creamy mixture. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Roll out dough into 1 inch balls. Dip balls into slightly beaten egg whites, then roll in chopped walnuts. Place balls 1 inch apart onto baking sheets.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven, and press thumb gently into the center of each cookie. Return to oven, and bake 5 minutes more. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool. Fill top of each cookie with frosting, and top with a chocolate-coated peanut.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 186 calories; 11.8 18.3 2.4 24 93 Full nutrition

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I remember these cookies from back in the 70's. It's always been a's simple and the results are always a hit. They're especially pretty when you add red or green food coloring to fr...

I made these one year for Christmas and our good friend, went nuts over these. His birthday just passed and I made them for him, again. I had to make them two days in a row. Everyone loved them ...

This recipe was easy to make and it suits any purpose, not just Christmas.

We have had this recipe in our family for years, as well, and love it!!! A good thing to know, is that if your family has any nut allergies, you can actually make these without rolling them in ...

My mom used to make the jam thumbprints for the holidays. This is a cute and sweet rendition of her recipe. Thanks for sharing!

I made these by the recipe, using homemade glaze instead of store-bought frosting. They were a bit on the labor intensive side, but the end results was certainly worth the effort. They are a ste...

I made this for my husband who grew up eating these and loves them. I made Italian Meringue Buttercream for the frosting (which makes them a whole lot less sugary sweet) and dipped the bottoms ...

I have made this recipe for as long as I can remember. It is a staple at holiday meals, especially Christmas and Easter. We leave off the nuts and use the various holiday colored M&M's. My favor...

Delicious! My husband said it was the best cookies he has ever had. I thought they were really tasty. I added jello sugar to make colored/flavored frosting and did not add the chocolate. Just so...