Last Christmas the girls and I baked our way through my Mom's 1959 Betty Crocker cookbook. Here is one of the funniest recipes we made, and a tasty one too. This post was originally published on November 16, 2010.
WOW week seven in our 12 Cookies of Christmas! These thumbprint cookies are delicious and fun to make. Perfect size for little hands and appetites. My girls loved smashing the cookies with their thumbs. We used strawberry and grape jelly for the filling, and almond for the chopped nuts. My husband thought these were the best tasting cookies so far.
Mix together thoroughly: 1/2 cup soft butter, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 egg yolk, 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Stir together and stir in: 1 cup sifted GOLD MEDAL Flour, 1/4 tsp. salt
Roll into 1" balls. Dip in slightly beaten egg whites. Roll in finely chopped nuts (3/4 cup). Place about 1"apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 5 minutes in a 375 degree F oven. Remove from oven. Quickly press thumb gently on top of each cookies. Return to oven and bake 8 minutes longer. Cool. Place in thumbprint a bit of chopped candied fruit, sparkling jelly, or tinted confectioners' sugar icing.
Please join Bridget for 12 Crafts of Christmas over at the Ivey League. This week she is making jewelry and has a three different projects!
First Place: Chocolate Chip Bars
Second Place: Thumbprint Cookies
Third Place: Russian Tea Cakes
Fourth Place: Finska Kakor
Fifth Place: Pumpkin Cut-Outs
Sixth Place: Gingerbread Men
Seventh Place: Scotch Shortbreads, but a favorite with the over 10 crowd. Great with coffee!