Cherry Pecan Thumbprints

Robin Spires

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@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.


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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
2
Separate eggs, reserving egg whites in a separate bowl
3
Cream butter, sugar, and egg yolk

Add vanilla, flour and salt and combine well.
4
Shape dough into 24 balls. Dip balls in beaten egg white then roll in pecan pieces.
5
Place on cookie sheets about 2 inches apart and bake for about 5 minutes
6
Remove 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