Posts Tagged ‘snow days’

Well, it’s snowing here on Bainbridge Island, WA.  Our second storm in 3 days.  We stuck a ruler in the snow – 8″ so far.  
Since the kids are off from school until after the New Year and the roads are impassable, I’m going to be spending the next two weeks trying out lots of cookie recipes to see what new delights we can add to our website and shop.
If you have something that you love and you’d love to share, send it to me at Barbara@MyKidsCookies.com.  After the taste testing, if we love it too, we’ll add them to our site and offer them in our shop.  We’ll send you a My Kids’ Cookies apron as a thank you.  Pass this on to all the bakers you know.  Let’s get baking!
Have a sweet day,cookie bite
Barbara Reininger

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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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