Thumbprint cookies are buttery little cookies filled with jam and rolled in nuts. They are a classic cookie recipe to make for any holiday party or cookie exchange!
Make the cookie dough:
Chill the dough:
Shape the cookies:
Roll the dough into balls about 1 inch in diameter. Place the balls on the parchment-lined cookie sheets spaced a few inches apart.
If using nuts, whisk the reserved egg whites until frothy. Dip the dough balls into the egg whites and then, roll them into the nuts until covered. Arrange them on the baking sheets a few inches apart.
Thumbprint the dough, and add the jam:
Press down on each ball of dough with your thumb to make a small well in the center of the cookie. Do not press too hard or the cookie will fall apart. Fill each cookie with 1/2 teaspoon of jam.
Bake, then let cool:
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until slightly firm. Allow to cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet to firm up before moving them to a wire rack to finish cooling. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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