Saturday, December 20, 2014
OLD ORDER MENNONITE FARM - CHRISTMAS THUMBPRINT COOKIE
JEAN'S CHRISTMAS THUMBPRINT COOKIES
1/2 Cup shortening
1/4 Cup brown sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 Cup sifted all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg white, slightly beaten
3/4 Cup finely chopped nutmeats
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Cream shortening, add sugar, gradually.
Add egg yolk and vanilla. Beat well.
Sift flour with salt. Add to creamed mixture.
Form into 1" balls, dip in egg white and roll in nutmeats.
Place 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and quickly press thumb gently on top of each cookies.
Return to oven, bake 8 minute longer.
Cool. Fill centers with jam.