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Jelly Thumbprints

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Ingredients
  Shortening 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Egg yolk 1
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Egg white 1 , slightly beaten
  Finely chopped nuts 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Jelly/Candied fruit 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Adjust Quantity As Needed)
Directions

Cream shortening and butter with sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla extract.
Add flour and salt; blend well.
Roll dough into 1-inch balls; dip in slightly beaten egg white.
Roll in nuts and place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake at 375° for 5 minutes.
Remove from oven, quickly press thumb in center of each cookie, return to oven, and bake 8 minutes longer.
Cool.
Place jelly-or bits of candied fruit in thumbprint.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Ingredient: 
Nut

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