Thumbprint Cookies

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 36
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 78.1
  • Total Fat: 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 11.4 mg
  • Sodium: 36.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 1.1 g

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My mom's recipe. It is delicious, but not low fat. My mom's recipe. It is delicious, but not low fat.
Number of Servings: 36


    Flour, whole grain, 1 cup
    *Flour, white, 1 cup
    Brown Sugar, .5 cup, packed
    *Shortening, Crisco, 1 cup
    Vanilla Extract, 1 tsp
    Salt, .5 tsp
    Egg Yolk, 2 large
    Egg white, fresh, 1 large
    Granulated Sugar, .25 cup

    Powdered Sugar, 1 cup, unsifted
    *Shortening, Crisco, 2.5 tbsp
    Milk, nonfat, .125 cup
    Vanilla Extract, .25 tsp


Cream brown sugar, crisco, egg yolks, vanilla, and salt. Add flour and mix until well blended. Roll into 36 1-inch balls, dip slightly in beaten egg white- roll in sugar. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 5 min. @ 375 - remove and quickly press thumb on top of each cookie. Return to oven and bake 8 minutes longer.
Fill with tinted frosting.

Mix all ingredients until smooth. Add food coloring if desired.

Number of Servings: 36

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JWARD199.

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  • I totally LOVE orig family recps! This one is a keeper for sure! Thank-you for sharing, too many of these treasures die in the unopened books unshared.
    I'm going to share making these with my family this weekend!
    - 1/18/11

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