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Classic Thumbprint Cookies

 Classic Thumbprint Cookies
Buttery-tasting thumbprint cookies with pecans and fruit filling are always a welcome treat.
48 ServingsPrep Time: 40 min. Bake Time: 17 min.


  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 Crisco® Butter Shortening Stick, cut into slices or 1 cup Crisco® Butter Shortening
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups finely chopped pecans
  • 1 cup Smucker's® Strawberry Preserves or any Smucker's® Preserves, Jam or Jelly


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Adjust rack to middle position. Coat two
  • cookie sheets lightly with no-stick cooking spray.
  • Beat brown sugar and shortening in medium bowl with an electric mixer
  • at medium speed for 2 minutes or until fluffy. Scrape down sides of
  • bowl. Add egg yolks, water, vanilla and salt. Beat until well
  • combined. Add flour on low speed until well blended.
  • Beat egg whites in a shallow bowl until foamy. Place pecans in a
  • separate shallow bowl. Measure about 2 teaspoons dough for each
  • cookie. Form into balls by rolling between your palms. Dip each
  • dough ball into egg whites, then roll into pecans. Place on prepared

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Classic Thumbprint Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • cookie sheet. Using the back of a teaspoon or your thumb, make a
  • rounded indentation in the top of each cookie.
  • Bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven. It may be necessary to create the
  • indentation once again with a spoon. Place about 1 teaspoon
  • preserves into the indentation of each cookie. Bake an additional 5
  • to 7 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven. Cool on
  • baking sheet for several minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool
  • completely.
  • Yield: 4 dozen cookies.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals Calories 117, Total Fat 7.6g, Saturated Fat 1.4g, Cholesterol 13mg, Sodium 17mg, Total Carbohydrate 11.1g, Dietary Fiber 0.4g, Protein 1.3g, Vitamin A <1%DV, Vitamin C <1%DV, Calcium <1%DV, Iron 32%DV