Jam Thumbprints

  • PrepTime: 20 Mins
  • CookTime: 20 Mins
  • TotalTime: 45 Mins

Ingredient

  1. ⅔ cup butter
  2. ⅓ cup white sugar
  3. 2 egg yolks
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. ½ teaspoon salt
  6. 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  7. 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  8. ¾ cup finely chopped walnuts
  9. ⅓ cup strawberry preserves

Instruction

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets, or line with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks, vanilla, and salt. Gradually mix in flour.
  3. Shape dough into 3/4 inch balls. Dip in lightly beaten egg whites, then roll in finely chopped walnuts. Place 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheets. Press down center of each with thumb.
  4. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Just before serving, fill centers of cookies with strawberry preserves.
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