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thumbprint cookies

Recipe by
Rhonda O
New Albany, IN

My Mom made these cookies every year for our Christmas goodies.

yield 24 serving(s)
prep time 40 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For thumbprint cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, soft
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 large egg separated
  • 1 1/4 cups unsifted flour
  • 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • jam, jelly, or preserves

How To Make thumbprint cookies

  • 1
    Mix butter/margarine and sugar to creamy
  • 2
    Add syrup and egg yolk
  • 3
    Stir in flour, mix well. Chill dough.
  • 4
    Roll into 1 inch balls. Dip in slightly beaten egg white, roll into nuts
  • 5
    Place on greased cookie sheet. Press Thumb into center of each cookie. Bake at 325 for 20 minutes. While warm fill center of each cookie with your favorite jam, jelly, or preserves.

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