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Thumbprint Cookies

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


Thumbprint Cookies
Cookies with jam and finely chopped pecans.

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup margarine, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups finely chopped pecans
  • jam or preserves


Cream together brown sugar, margarine, and shortening; beat in egg yolks and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Beat egg white slightly; dip balls into egg white; roll in finely chopped pecans. Place cookies about 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet; press thumb deeply in center of each. Bake until light brown, about 10 minutes. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; cool thoroughly. Fill thumbprints with jam or preserves.

Makes 5 to 6 dozen thumbprint cookies.

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 5 out of 5
Great Christmas Gift Cookie, Member LTC81

I found this recipe made a great tasting cookie. It's a good cookie for christmas get togethers, and it's a must if you are southern. It's more of a breakfast, biscuit cookie as opposed to a sugar cookie. The cookie itself is not all that sweet, but when you put the jam in the middle it's perfect. I cooked mine a little longer than the recipe called for, and at 350 which the recipe left out. Be warned, they are addictive!

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