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These thumbprint cookies are a Christmas tradition in my family.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 cookies
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease two cookie sheets and set aside. Whisk egg white in a small bowl.

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  • Cream butter, sugar, and egg yolk in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add flour, vanilla, and salt; mix well.

  • Scoop dough into golf ball-sized balls. Roll in egg white, then in walnuts. Place 2-inches apart on the cookie sheets.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until slightly puffed, about 5 minutes.

  • Remove cookies from the oven. Use your thumb to dent the center of each cookie, then fill with jam.

  • Return to the oven and bake until cookies are set, about 8 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

94 calories; protein 0.8g; carbohydrates 12.5g; fat 4.7g; cholesterol 10.2mg; sodium 51.1mg. Full Nutrition
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