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Holiday Thumbprint Cookies

Recipe By :Land O'Lakes
Serving Size : 60 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Christmas Cookies/Bars

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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Cookie Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup LAND O LAKESŪ Butter -- softened
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs -- separated
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
Suggested Coatings Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups finely chopped peanuts -- almonds, pecans or
walnuts
Suggested Toppings Ingredients:
Caramels -- cut in half
Chocolate stars
Fruit preserves
Maraschino cherries

Heat oven to 350°F. Combine all cookie ingredients except egg whites
in large bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well
mixed. Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls.

Beat egg whites in small bowl with fork until foamy. Dip each ball of
dough into egg white; roll in choice of suggested coatings. Place 1
inch apart onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Make indentation in
center of each cookie with thumb or back of teaspoon. Bake for 8
minutes.

Remove cookies from oven; fill centers with choice of suggested
toppings. Continue baking for 6 to 10 minutes or until lightly
browned..

Description:
"Assemble a beautiful holiday cookie tray using this traditional but
easy cookie with many variations."
Source:
"http://www.landolakes.com/"
Yield:
"5 dozen"

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