Thumbprint Cookies

Notebook 15

Thumbprint Cookies

Heading down cookie memory lane, here. I used to just love thumbprint cookies, and the various butter cookies that follow a similar recipe. They remind me of Christmas, holidays in general, and those old Hickory Farms catalogs that used to arrive around Halloween. I always wanted *something* from that catalog because the cookies and candies just looked so pretty!

As a note to the recipe, I think I would just use all butter rather than part shortening.

Thumbprint Cookies

1/2 cup shortening (part butter)

1/4 c brown sugar

1 egg – separated

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 cup flour

1/4 tsp salt

3/4 c chopped nuts

Mix: sugar, shortening – egg [yolk] and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients. Beat egg white slightly. Roll cookies into a ball, dip in egg white, then nuts. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Press center. Cool, put jelly or frosting in center. 350 10-12 min.

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