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Thumbprint Cookies

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Servings: 4
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

1/4  cup  Packed Brown Sugar
1/4  cup  Margarine or Butter, Softened
1/4  cup  Shortening
1    Large Egg, Separated
1/2  teaspoon  Vanilla
1  cup  Flour *
1/4  teaspoon  Salt
3/4  cup  Finely Chopped Nuts

* Use Unbleached All-purpose or whole wheat flour in these cookies. ~------------------------------------------------------------------------- Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix Brown sugar, margarine, shortening, egg yolks, and vanilla. Stir in flour and salt. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Beat egg white slightly. Dip balls into egg white; roll in nuts. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet; press thumb deeply in center of each. Bake until light brown, about 10 minutes. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; cool. Fill thumbprints with jelly. Makes about 3 dozen.

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