Thumbprint Cookies

My families FAVORITE Christmas Cookie ever!!

Yields

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Ingredients

1 cup of butter (2 sticks or 8 ounces), room temperature ½ cup of sugar 2 eggs, room temperature separated 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract Pinch of salt 2 cups of flour 1 cup of chopped nuts


Nutritional information

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Instructions

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees 1 Cream the butter and sugar on high speed for about 3 minutes. 2 Separate the eggs. Add the yolks and vanilla extract to the butter mixture. If using nuts place the egg whites in a shallow dish on the side and whisk them until bubbly and frothy (the egg whites will be used to keep the nuts on the cookies). 3 Add the flour and salt. Mix until just combined. Place the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes 4 Roll the dough into balls about 1 inch. Dip the balls into the egg whites then roll them into the nuts until covered. Place the balls on parchment lined cookie sheets. 5 Press down with your thumb to make a small well in the center of the cookie. Do not press too hard or the cookie will fall apart. 6 Bake for 5 minutes then push your thumb into the cookie again. Continue baking for another 15 minutes or until slightly firm. Allow to cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet to firm up before moving them to a wire These cookies can be filled with your favorite frosting. Use food coloring to make the frosting festive.