How to Make Grammy's Thumbprint Cookies
A great "thumbs-on" baking activity for you and your kids!These cookies were my favorite when I was a kid. My Grammy had five older granddaughters who were often invited over for sleepovers which included ice cream sundae bars and thumbprint cookies. The five of us girls would each get a turn creating a thumbprint in the cookie dough. I remember the anxiety of having to wait my turn and the satisfaction of feeling the warm dough mold around my little finger. Every time I eat these cookies it makes me think of a time when cookies and Grammy-time were the only requirements for sheer happiness. Hopefully these cookies will create similarly happy memories for the kids involved in baking and, of course, eating them.
Bake Time: 10 Minutes
- ¼ Cup Light Brown Sugar, Packed
- ¼ Cup Shortening
- ¼ Cup Butter, Softened
- ½ Tsp. Vanilla
- 1 Large Egg
- 1 Cup Flour
- ¼ Tsp. Salt
- 1 Cup Finely Chopped Nuts
- Preheat the oven to 350º F.
- Separate the egg.
- Combine the brown sugar, shortening, margarine, vanilla and egg yolk in a medium bowl.
- In a separate bowl mix the flour and salt.
- Add the flour and salt into the wet mixture.
- Roll dough into 1" balls.
- Lightly beat egg whites.
- Dip each ball into the egg whites and roll in nuts.
- Place about 1" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake for five minutes.
- Dip your thumb in cold water then make an imprint in the cookie.
- Bake for another five minutes.
- Let the cookies cool completely.
- Fill the thumbprints with jam.
Tip: The cookies are best when you let them get "too big"!Check out some more tasty treats in our 9 Easy Dessert Recipes from Care.com »
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