Tuesday, December 14, 2010

QOTW - Favorite Holiday Cookie

The multiples and more question of the week:

What is your favorite holiday cookie?

My favorite holiday cookie is the thumbprint cookie. For a few reasons. The jelly - you can make a huge variety of these simply by changing the flavor of jelly in them. The memory of baking these with family members - my Mom, my aunt, and my Grandma. Being able to smoosh your thumb into the cookie dough felt great when you may have been having a bad day and a little bit naughty since you're always told not to play with your food.

Here's the recipe. Try them and start a holiday baking tradition of your own.

1c butter, 2 eggs, 1/2c brown sugar, 1tsp vanilla, 1/4tsp salt, 2c flour ground nuts (for rolling).

Mix together butter, egg yolks, and remaining ingredients. refrigerate. Roll into 1 inch balls. Dip in egg whites and nuts. Bake350 for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and press thumb into center. Bake 8 minutes longer. Fill center with jelly.

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