Easy Thumbprint Cookies

December 12, 2012

Thumbprint cookies are an easy baked treat.  If you are short on time, you can make this recipe using pre-made sugar cookie dough or mix up your favorite recipe.  The filling can range from any flavor of jam or jelly, a Hershey's kiss, or even caramel.  These cookies are perfect for company events, holiday bake sale, and just to enjoy at home.

Thumbprint Cookies

Ingredients:

3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts (optional)
jam or jelly
 
Directions:
 
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Shape dough into 3/4" balls.  If you are adding the walnuts,beat egg whites slightly. Dip balls into egg whites, roll in walnuts. Place about 1" apart on un-greased cookie sheet.
 
Press thumb or finger gently into center of each cookie. Bake until set, 10 to 12 minutes; cool. Fill thumbprint with jam.

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