I did some major baking this past weekend and it felt sooo good. I’m in full on Christmas mode over here. Tree is up, lights are up, presents are…not even close to being done. Two outta three ain’t bad.
Today I’m sharing my family’s thumbprint cookie recipe. I seriously love these cookies. Shortbread cookie with a salty walnut coating mixed with the sweet jelly. Incredible. I have such vivid memories of standing in the kitchen with my mom and rolling the dough into balls, dipping it in the egg whites and rolling it in the walnuts. My thumb was never big enough to make a good thumbprint (it still isn’t really. I think I have weirdly small thumbs) but I loved helping with these cookies. I can’t wait until Leah is big enough to stand at the counter and help.
And this dough? This dough is legit. It may have something to do with the fact that it has 2 and 1/2 sticks of butter in it. I had to call my mom to clarify this. Yep, that much butter. Christmas isn’t meant for low cal though. Chicken and veggies during the week, thumbprints on the weekend. Balance, right? At least I’m telling myself that.
Grab your family and form an assembly line for these cookies and have a fun time together creating memories. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of this thumbprint cookie recipe. What are your family baking memories?
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Today I’m sharing my family’s thumbprint cookie recipe. I seriously love these cookies. Shortbread cookie with a salty walnut coating mixed with the sweet jelly. Incredible.
1 and 1/2 cups unsalted butter (2 and 1/2 sticks)
1 cup sugar
1 egg yolk (save the white)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 cups flour
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
Strawberry jelly (or any flavor you like)