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Thumbprint Cookies - Festive Christmas Cookie

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Thumbprint cookies are delicious and beautiful cookies that are great for the Holidays.
  Flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pecans 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), finely chopped
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Packed brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg yolks 2 Medium (store the egg whites in a separate bowl)
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees.
2. Cover cookie sheet with parchment paper.

3. In a mixing bowl, mix together shortening, butter, brown sugar, egg yolks and vanilla.
4. Stir in flour and salt.
5. Continue stirring until dough holds together.
6. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites slightly.
7. Roll dough into 1 inch balls.
8. Dip each cookie ball into egg whites and then roll them in pecans.
9. Place cookies 1 inch apart on cookie sheet.
10 Gently press thumb into the center of each cookie
11. Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
12. Let cool and then fill thumbprints with jelly or tinted icing.

13.Take out of the oven, display these colorful cookies on a plate and serve.

You can use different colors of icing and different flavors of jelly.
For the colored icing add the prepared icing with your choice of colors and stir.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
With holiday season right around the corner, this colorful thump print cookie recipe is going to be a sure shot winner! Here the chef has showcases easy instructions to make a festive thump print cookie with jelly or tinted icing, she also shows how to make a colorful icing in no time. Definitely these delightful cookie are a welcome addition to a holiday cookie tray.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4509 Calories from Fat 2975

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 344 g530%

Saturated Fat 98.7 g493.5%

Trans Fat 13.5 g

Cholesterol 612.1 mg204%

Sodium 1036.9 mg43.2%

Total Carbohydrates 331 g110.3%

Dietary Fiber 25.5 g101.9%

Sugars 118.9 g

Protein 50 g99.1%

Vitamin A 67.1% Vitamin C 3.6%

Calcium 33.6% Iron 101.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Anonymous's picture
Hey Amy, I have always loved your recipes and was sort of waiting for the next big Christmas recipe from you! And bang.. here it is... The best thing is that all the ingredients are right there in my kitchen cupboard and I will surely try making this Christmas Cookie today itself. Will definitely let you know how it turned out! Also, could you pls load a microwave cookie recipe... I have never got that one right in the attempts I have made! So happy holidays :) and have a great Christmas! :)
USAFireAndRescue's picture
Hi! How are you? Hope you are doing great this holiday season! Thank you so very much for watching my videos and for writing in. I truly do appreciate it. I hope you can try these cookies. They are so rich and delicious. They do take some time to make though as having to roll each cookie gets a bit tiring... but they are really worth it. A microwave cookie recipe? I will definitely look into that and see what I can come up with. I experimented with a microwave hot fudge sauce yesterday and it was a flop, ha ha. Ended up in the trash, lol. Oh well, it's fun experimenting! ;-) Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Blessed New Year! Lots of hugs!
Anonymous's picture
Tried them out and they turned out so very delicious! Thanks Amy... amd wish you a very happy holidays! :) Have fun
USAFireAndRescue's picture
Hi! Thank you so much for letting me know how these turned out! Mine disappeared in no time flat! They take a while to make, but they are so worth it! Yummy! I wish you and yours a very Happy and Blessed New Year! Lots of hugs!
shantihhh's picture
Such a fun video and a perfect treat to make with the kids! Wishing you and your family a joyous Christmas/Holiday season!
USAFireAndRescue's picture
Hi! Thank you so very much for watching and writing in! How have you been? I hope all is going great! I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Blessed New Year! Much love!
gogoshopper's picture
I will definitely try this one out. I am sure my son will love it.
USAFireAndRescue's picture
Hi gogoshopper! How are you? I hope you are having a great 2010 thus far! Thank you for watching. Hope you can try these cookies. They do take a while to make, but they are so worth it! Happy New Year to you and your family! Hugs!
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