Once again, another *easy* Christmas Recipe for cute little cookies, that you’ll make in minutes!  They add colour to any Christmas Cookie Tray! Traditionally called “Thimble Cookies” as the imprint on the top was made using a sewing thimble…but you can also just use your thumb or finger – easier to clean up and not as messy 😛

Thimble Cookies/Thumbprint Cookies

1/2 c. butter softened
1/2 c. shortening
1/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. sugar
2 egg yolks
2 c. sifted flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 egg whites lightly beaten
Crushed nuts – I use walnuts

Preheat oven to 375 º F.  Cream together butter, shortening, sugar, egg yolk and vanilla. Sift flour and salt; mix well. Roll into 1″ balls. Dip in slightly beaten egg white. Roll in finely chopped nuts or coconut. Place about 1″ apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 5 minutes. Remove from oven, quickly press thumb (or thimble) gently on top of each cookie. Return to oven and bake 8 minutes longer; cool.
Fill imprint with jam. Makes approx. 4 doz. cookies