Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Temp My Tummy Tuesday

Thumbprint Cookies

2/3 cup butter
1/3 cup white sugar
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 egg whites, lightly beaten
3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/3 cup strawberry preserves
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets, or line with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks, vanilla, and salt. Gradually mix in flour.
Shape dough into 3/4 inch balls. Dip in lightly beaten egg whites, then roll in finely chopped walnuts. Place 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheets. Press down center of each with thumb.
Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Just before serving, fill centers of cookies with strawberry preserves.
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Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

*sigh* I love these...

Ranch Girl said...

Love these! My mom used to make them when I was little. I plan on doing some baking this year, and this is one recipe I've already pulled to do!

Mrs4444 said...

Hooray! I LOVE these! Thanks!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

These look great. Just wanted you to know that Mr. Linky is finally better. I am posting everyone's links, for TMTT.

Sherry said...

Yummy! These definitely tempted my tummy!

Liz said...

I love these! I like the PB ones w/ the Hershey's kiss in the middle, too!

Lisa Ann said...

These look yummy!

kel said...

I make these, but instead of jam, I put a marchino cherry and cover it with icing... nummy!

Shannon said...

Ooooh, thank you! Your post reminded me these are my Dad's favorites-I'll make him some:)

Breanne said...

That is tempting!

krissy knox said...

just wondering the consistency of these? are they like sandy? crunchy? doughy? i like the sandy kind! with like -- raspberry jelly in them! just wondering.

Krissy :)
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