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Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Ever wonder how easy it is to make those delicious thumbprint cookies you see around the holidays? Now is your chance to find out! With our simple but delicious recipe, you can make batch after batch of these delightful cookies in all sorts of flavor combinations. Fill with your favorite fruit jams, chocolate or nuts. This is the best thumbprint cookie recipe to keep on hand for your holiday cookie exchange or to make any day “just because.”
Makes: About 2 dozen cookies.
Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Step 2

In medium bowl, combine flour, walnuts and salt. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Gradually add flour mixture; mix well. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on cookie sheet and make indentation in ball.

Step 3

Bake 12-15 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove cookies from cookie sheet to cooling grid; immediately top with candy, jam or nut. Cool completely.

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1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


all-purpose flour

1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

finely chopped walnuts

1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts


1/4 teaspoon salt

butter or margarine

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine (, softened)

firmly packed brown sugar

1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar


1 egg

Bite-size chocolate candy, favorite jam or jelly, walnut or pecan pieces

Bite-size chocolate candy, favorite jam or jelly, walnut or pecan pieces




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