Tacklebox Thumbprints
45 min
1 hr 10 min



1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg, separated

2 tablespoons water

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

Chopped pecans


1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.  Grease cookie sheets; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine sugar, butter, egg yolk, water, baking powder, and salt in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add flour; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Place egg white into bowl.  Beat with fork until frothy.

  4. STEP 4

    Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls. Dip each ball into egg white, then in chopped pecans. Place 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets.

  5. STEP 5

    Combine all filling ingredients in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 2-3 minutes or until mixture comes to a full boil. Boil 1 minute.

  6. STEP 6

    Make small indentation in center of each cookie; fill with 1/2 teaspoon warm filling. Bake 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

Tip #1

If filling crystalizes, reheat to a boil.


4.5Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
85Sodium (mg)
11Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  December 22, 2008

This taste wonderful - kind of like a piece of nut roll in your mouth. The recipe was just perfect. My kids ate these as quickly as they got done.... yum! Have to make more for Christmas since these did not last.

— says Barb
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