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Pine Nut Thumbprints

 Pine Nut Thumbprints
Want to try a variation on the classic thumbprint cookie? Give my recipe a try. I use pine nuts, orange juice and marmalade to create a crunchy, citrusy holiday cookie that everyone likes.
24 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade


  • In a small bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Beat in egg yolk,
  • lemon peel and vanilla. Combine the flour and salt; gradually add to
  • creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to
  • handle.
  • Roll dough into 1-in. balls. In a shallow bowl, combine honey and
  • orange juice. Dip balls into honey mixture, then roll in pine nuts.
  • Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  • Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in the
  • center of each ball. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until
  • edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks. Fill centers with
  • orange marmalade; cool completely. Yield: 2 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 102 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 67 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.