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Walnut Thumbprints

 Walnut Thumbprints
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.
18 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min.

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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.