- Servings Per Recipe: 36
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 143.2
- Total Fat: 10.6 g
- Cholesterol: 18.6 mg
- Sodium: 23.5 mg
- Total Carbs: 12.5 g
- Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
- Protein: 2.3 g
Christmas Thumbprint CookiesSubmitted by: GAWINJULIE
IntroductionDelicious for a special occassion... the nuts and raspberry jam add a punch! Delicious for a special occassion... the nuts and raspberry jam add a punch!
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup Crisco shortening
3 large eggs, separated
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups finely chopped walnuts
1 cup Polaner sugar-free preserves (any flavor--raspberry works great)
In a large mixing bowl, beat brown sugar, Crisco, egg yolks, vanilla, and salt. Slowly add the flour and stir until well blended.
In a small bowl, using a fork, beat egg whites until foamy. Put walnuts in a separate bowl.
Using a teaspoon, scoop out dough and shape into 1-inch ball. Dip each ball into the egg whites, then roll in the walnuts and place on a prepared baking sheet. Using a teaspoon or your thumb, make a round indentation in the top of each cookie, being sure not to make a hole all the way through the dough.
Bake cookies for 8 minutes and remove from oven. (They will not be fully baked). Using a teaspoon or other small spoon, scoop the preserves into the indentation of each cookies. Return cookie to oven to bake another 6-9 minutes or until lightly browned.
Serving Size: Makes 36 cookies
Number of Servings: 36
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GAWINJULIE.