Friday, December 2, 2011

My Favorite Thumb Print Cookie

My Favorite Thumb Print Cookie
(2 dozen)


1 cup Unsalted Butter (2 sticks), room temperature
½ cup Light Brown Sugar
2 Egg Yolks
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
2 cups All Purpose Flour
½ tsp. Salt
2 Egg Whites, lightly beaten
1 cup Pecans, finely chopped


Cream (blend) the first 4 ingredients together in a large bowl with a hand mixer until smooth..  Combine the flour and salt and mix well together and slowly add to the butter mixture a fourth at a time.  Once you have incorporated all the flour mixture, use a small scoop (#50 in size) to make balls about one inch in diameter.  Before making the balls, have the whites and nuts ready (each in a small bowl).  Dip the dough ball into the egg whites and then roll in the nuts to coat before placing on the cookie sheet.  Leave about 2 inches between the balls and bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until nicely browned.  Remember to pull the cookies after 5 minutes and press your thumb into the centers of each to make an indentation.  Return to oven and continue baking until done.  Let the cookies cool completely before filling the centers with the frosting or jam of your choice.

Note:               I will also use walnuts in place of pecans depending on cost.

Note:               I prefer red or green powdered sugar frosting in my thumb prints.

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