Walnut Thumbprints Recipe
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Walnut Thumbprints Recipe

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Out of all my cookie recipes, I get the most requests for this one. A friend gave the recipe to me years ago and it's become our family's favorite.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sour cream

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 211 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 132 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in the center of each ball.
  3. Combine filling ingredients; spoon about 1 teaspoonful into each cookie. Bake at 350° for 11-13 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Walnut Thumbprints in Country Extra November 1999, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 211 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 132 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Reviews for Walnut Thumbprints

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Reviewed Sep. 18, 2013

The filling is good, and would go well on pie, sticky buns or other places where a nutty glaze would be nice. The cookie tastes like baking soda, is a bit dry, and not very flavorful. It did bake nicely, it's just not very tasty.

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Reviewed Dec. 3, 2012

I just made these last night with my family, easy and delicious!!!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2012

The receipe was easy to make i used a mini muffin pan and made an indent in them and filled it with the walnut filling . Simply delicious......

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

Love the recipe, but it only made 18 cookies for me and I was able to use the filling for two batches of cookies.

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Reviewed Aug. 8, 2011

GOOD WALNUT LOVERS

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