Thumbprint Cookies IV

Thumbprint Cookies IV


"Delicate cookies rolled in chopped nuts and filled with your favorite frosting or jam."


servings 259 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 259 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 16.4 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 25g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 172 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Separate the eggs.
  3. Cream the butter or margarine with the sugar. Beat in the egg yolks and vanilla. Stir in the flour and the salt.
  4. Shape the dough into small balls and roll in the slightly beaten egg whites then in the chopped nuts. Press thumb in center of cookie to make an indentation.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 7 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool then fill with your favorite frosting or jam.
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  1. 32 Ratings


I tried this recipe, and the cookies flattened!! If there is anything I may need to do different, please let me know!

I made these and rolled them in colored sugar and filled with matching frosting. I can't tell you how many people have requested the recipe, thanks a million!

These were so easy, my children ages 13,10,8,7 made themselves and gave them out as goodie gifts for Christmas.

Fantastic! These are just like mom used to make. They are melt-in-your-mouth good. Since the recipe doesn't tell you how many or what kind of nuts to use, I find that 2 c. finely chopped pecans ...

These are, hands down, my favorite Christmas cookies. Light and buttery and not overly sweet which makes filling them with tinted sugar cookie frosting perfect. I don't think the egg white di...

These are very good cookies! I needed to add a little more flour so they were not sticky to roll, and filled the cookies with the jam before baking.

This is a very good tasting and easy recipe. I did find out that you really don't need to dip them in the egg whites. I made my first batch dipping them and rolling sprinkles on the edges it was...

Fabulous! I rolled the cookies in chopped pecans and filled with raspberry jam! Everyone who tried them LOVED them! I also did a batch with chopped walnuts - they were good too, but not nearl...

I was looking for a recipe to compare to cookies a co-worker used to make. These looked really close so I decided to try. I'm glad I did; however, it does need about 1/4 to 1/2 cup more flour ...