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2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

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

Suggested Coatings

2 1/2 cups finely chopped peanuts, almonds, pecans or walnuts

Suggested Toppings

Caramels, cut in half

Chocolate stars

Fruit preserves

Maraschino cherries

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Separate eggs; place egg whites into bowl and egg yolks into bowl. Beat egg whites with fork until foamy; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Place all remaining cookie ingredients in bowl with egg yolks. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture forms a dough.

  4. STEP 4

    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.

  5. STEP 5

    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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