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thumbprint-cookie1Thumb Print Cookies

Kids will love making these cookies because they can roll the dough and squish their thumbs in it making the cookies uniquely theirs.  The game is –they have to find and eat the cookies with their own thumb print!

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.


1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 cup butter, room temperature
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 (optional)
your favorite jams or preserves

Cream together brown sugar and butter; beat in egg yolks and vanilla.  Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt.  Shape dough into 1-inch balls.

If you want to add pecans, dip the balls into egg white and roll in pecans.

Place cookies about 1″ apart on un-greased baking sheet; press thumb deeply in center of each.  Fill thumbprint with preserves.

Bake until light brown, about 10 minutes.  Immediately remove from cookie sheet and cool thoroughly.

Makes 5 to 6 dozen.

A pleasant way to spend an hour with your kids!  Enjoy.

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This is a fun site for kids, or anyone, to decorate and email cookies to everyone this year.  You pick the shape and decorations and get creative.  Then you can email your masterpiece to anyone with a note.  Let someone know you’re thinking about them by making them a cookie.   Enjoy!  http://createacookie.bhg.com/createacookie/

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