Holiday Thumbprint Cookies
Assemble a beautiful holiday cookie tray using this traditional but easy cookie with many variations.
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2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups finely chopped peanuts, almonds, pecans or walnuts
Caramels, cut in half
How to make
Heat oven to 350°F.
Separate eggs; place egg whites into bowl and egg yolks into bowl. Beat egg whites with fork until foamy; set aside.
Place all remaining cookie ingredients in bowl with egg yolks. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture forms a dough.
Shape rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls. Dip each into egg white; roll in nuts. Place 1 inch apart onto lightly greased cookie sheets. Make indentation in center of each cookie with thumb or back of teaspoon. Bake 8 minutes.
Remove cookies from oven; fill centers with choice of filling. Continue baking 6-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to cooling racks. Cool completely.
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