Cherry Pecan Thumbprints

Robin Spires

By
@Springrollz

It isn't Christmas in our house without these cookies. I've even been out of state and had to mail these cookies home because the family couldn't be without them. I love them because they contain a lot less sugar than a lot of cookie recipes, but you never miss it.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
24 cookies
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 c
butter, softened
1/2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
2
eggs, separated
2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 c
pecans,finely chopped
12
maraschino cherries, halved

Step-By-Step

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

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Southern