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Thumbprint Cookies

You can skip the egg white and nut step if you want plain thumbprints.

Serves 12
Ready in 27 mins
Prep time 15 mins
Cooking time 12 mins
630 calories per serving


> 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
> 1 cup brown sugar
> 2 large eggs, separated
> 2 1/2 cups flour
> 1/2 teaspoon salt
> 2 cups chopped walnuts or sliced almonds
> 1 cup jam, whisked lightly


Preheat oven to 325°F. In a standing mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks and beat well. Mix in flour and salt.
In a pie plate or other shallow dish, lightly whisk the egg whites. Place chopped nuts on a plate. Roll tbsp of cookie dough into balls, dip into egg white then chopped walnuts. Place on parchment lined baking sheet. Use thumb or forefinger to create indent, fill with a dab of jam. Bake until golden on bottom, about 12 min. Cool completely.

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