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Best Thumbprint Cookies

Kraft Memeber Recipe
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Makes: 32 cookies Total Time: 1 hr 30 min
Category: Cookies Sub Category: Other

what you need
  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup butter flavored shortening
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 6 Tbsp. seedless strawberry jam
make it
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with wax paper. Beat butter and shortening in large bowl until shiny, about 2 - 3 minutes. Add brown sugar, beat until fluffy. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla until well combined. Beat in flour and salt until well combined.

Roll tablespoons of dough into balls. Coat in egg white, roll in walnuts. Put 1" apart on baking sheets. Bake 5 minutes.

Remove from oven. Using end of wooden spoon, make indentation in centers. Bake additional 12 minutes. Immediately spoon 1/2 tsp. jam into holes. Cool on pans or wire racks.
This recipe is very buttery and special. It's definitely worth the effort!
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