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 McCormick® Pure 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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2012

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

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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......"

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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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2011

"GOOD WALNUT LOVERS"

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