Christmas Thumbprint Cookies

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Nutritional Info
  • 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

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Delicious 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!
Number of Servings: 36


    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)


Preheat oven to 350

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.

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