This is the first time in my life I’ve seen a cookie recipe that uses a clothespin. You guys remember those things right? Not the craft kind, but the kind our mothers and grandmothers used to hang out the washing. Well, this recipe for thumb print cookies uses a clothespin, presumably to make the indentation for jam or chocolate. You would use the type of clothespin that looks like it has a head on it. And, make sure you use a clean one.
Thumb Print Cookies
1/2 pound margarine
1/1 cup brown sugar
2 egg yolks – save whites
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp vanilla
Cream margarine, sugar; add egg yolk and van, flour. Mold into small balls, dip into egg whites and roll in chopped nuts. Put on cookie sheet and bake 350 about 5 min. Take clothes pin on cookies and bake another 10 min.
Umm… why wouldn’t you just use your thumb?
This lady probably wanted a prettier indentation than you get with your thumb. Personally, I think a small child’s thumb is the best.