Christmas Cookie Cleanup

I love making Christmas cookies with my kids but don’t care for the mess our jam thumbprint cookies leave behind. We used to divide the dough into balls, dip them in egg whites and roll them in crushed nuts. However, this was sloppy and time-consuming. Now I mix the crushed nuts into the dough before making the balls. The cookies look just as pretty, and I greatly decrease preparation and cleanup time. —Annie Oiler, Greenville, Ohio