Jam Thumbprint Cookies
Posted by Tara
When I was younger our family would receive a Christmas tin filled with cookies from my Auntie Esther. One of the cookies she would make for us was her Jam Thumbprint cookies. There was never enough for all of us and they were quickly devoured! I always looked forward to these cookies from my Auntie! I asked her a while back if I could share these with all of you and she said of course! She has always been a big supporter of our blog and I'm excited to share this recipe with you!
Here is what you'll need:
After you make your dough, be sure to chill it for an hour or more. Once chilled, roll dough into 1 inch balls. Get the ball and coat in 2 egg whites, then roll in walnuts.
Place on cookie sheet and press thumb into each cookie before baking.
After they are done baking, let cool before adding jam. I used strawberry preserves, but you can use raspberry or any flavor of your liking.
These cookies will be gone quickly, so don't hesitate to start with doubling the recipe! I know these cookies will be a great addition on your cookie plates this holiday season!
2/3 cup margarine or butter
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla
2 slightly beaten egg whites
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/3-1/2 cup strawberry, cherry, or apricot jam/preserves
In a mixing bowl beat margarine or butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.
Add about half the flour, sugar, egg yolks and vanilla.
Beat until thoroughly combined.
Beat in remaining flour. (Dough will be thick and sticky)
Cover and CHILL for about 1 HOUR or till easy to handle.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll balls in egg whites, then in walnuts. Place 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheet. Press centers with thumb. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly brown.
Cool cookie on a wire rack.
Fill centers with jam or preserves.
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