Cherry Pecan Thumbprints
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- 1 c
- butter, softened
- 1/2 c
- brown sugar, firmly packed
- eggs, separated
- 2 c
- all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp
- 1/2 c
- pecans,finely chopped
- maraschino cherries, halved
1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
2Separate eggs, reserving egg whites in a separate bowl
3Cream butter, sugar, and egg yolk
Add vanilla, flour and salt and combine well.
4Shape dough into 24 balls. Dip balls in beaten egg white then roll in pecan pieces.
5Place on cookie sheets about 2 inches apart and bake for about 5 minutes
6Remove sheets from oven and using thumb, make an indent in the top of each cookie. Add a cherry half, cut side down. Return to oven and bake an additional 6-8 minutes