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Sugar Cookie Recipe #9

 Thumbprint Sugar Cookies

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  • 2/3 cup room temperature butter
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs separated
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped nuts (any)
  • 1/3 cup jam (any flavor)


Preheat oven to 350 F. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy in a large bowl. Beat in egg yolks, vanilla extract and salt. Stir in flour. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. In separate small bowl, beat egg whites. Dip rolled dough in egg whites, then roll in nuts. Place 1 inch apart on lightly greased cookie sheets or on parchment paper. Press down center of each with thumb. Bake for 16 -18 minutes until golden brown. After several minutes, move to wire rack to cool completely. Before serving, fill thumbprints with jam. (Can be filled before baking too). Store in refrigerator.


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