Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Thumb Print Cookies

Wrapping, shopping, decorating, elf shananigans, parties, get togethers, Holiday specials... whoa there is a lot to do.  Everyone is busy.  Remember to treat yourself this Holiday season to a little relaxation somewhere a long the line.  If you absolutely can't because you have to much to do. Remember to breathe.  Take a deep breath periodically and remind yourself the world wont fall apart if you forgot to do something.  Deep breath...

Hope you have found some time for a little bit of tea and maybe one of these cookies with it.  These are very good.

Thumb Print Cookies
1 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups chopped nuts
jar of the jelly you like- strawberry or raspberry are good choices.

Mix butter, sugar, egg yolks and vanilla together thoroughly.  Stir in flour and salt.  Mold dough into balls with hands and roll in finely shopped nuts.  Place on ungreased baking sheet.  Bake at 375F for five minutes.  Remove from oven and make a thumb print in top of each cookie.  Return to oven and bake for five to nine minutes more.  When cool, fill thumb prints with jelly.

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