Thimble Cookies

Thimble Cookies

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Recipe by  Carol

“Another old favorite of my mother's. A neighbour was making these when I was a child and I never got enough of them.”

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Original recipe yields 2 dozen



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cream butter and sugar; add yolk and lemon juice and beat well. Stir in flour until well blended.
  3. Form into 1 inch balls, dip into beaten egg white then into chopped nuts. Place on greased cookie sheet, make deep indentation in center of each cookie. Bake for 5 minutes, then quickly indent centers again, continue baking for 10 minutes.
  4. Fill center of each hot cookie with raspberry jam or jelly.

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These were fun to make. I had to come up with a sub for the walnuts (as I am allergic to tree nuts). I used finely chopped peanuts/flaked coconut/ and crushed Crispix cereal for the coating. I also put a chocolate chip in the center of each after five minutes of baking, but I think the lemon/raspberry flavor would be better (Gasp!!) without the chocolate. I DO like the coconut being in the crunchy coating, though. We'll do these again. Oh...I also like the relatively short list of ingredients and how these "present". Very pretty cookies.



Every Christmas, we would have thumbprint cookies. Even though it isn't Christmas, I really wanted to make these! They are just so delicious! Since I couldn't find my mom's recipe, I decided to look for one on here, and I remembered that mom's had lemon juice in it, and so does this one! I decided to give it a try. I left out dipping them in the egg white and walnuts, which was fine. I filled them with apricot preserves, and they were great! When I was finished making these, they tasted just like my mom's recipe! A few minutes later I found her recipe... and this one is a whole lot easier, cheaper, and tasted the same! I will be saving this for a long time!



I'm not a huge fan of desserts or sweets...but I could eat this entire batch in one sitting. Just like my mother used to make - TY!!!

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 262 cal
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 14.5 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs
  • 32 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 60 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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