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Thumbprint Cookies Recipe


1/4 c Packed Brown Sugar
1/4 c Margarine or Butter,Softened
1/4 c Shortening
1 Large Egg, Separated
1/2 ts Vanilla
1 c Flour *
1/4 ts Salt
3/4 c Finely Chopped Nuts

* Use Unbleached All-purpose or whole wheat flour in these
~-- Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix Brown sugar, margarine,
shortening, egg yolks, and vanilla. Stir in flour and salt. Shape
dough into 1 inch balls. Beat egg white slightly. Dip balls into
egg white; roll in nuts. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie
sheet; press thumb deeply in center of each. Bake until light brown,
about 10 minutes. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; cool. Fill
thumbprints with jelly. Makes about 3 dozen.