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From: Betty Crocker®
These delightful treats are a welcome addition to any cookie tray. The colorful bites are filled with your favorite jelly.


Prep: 20 min
Start To Finish: 1 hr
Makes 3 dozen cookies

  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped nuts
  • Jelly


  • Heat oven to 350°F.

  • Mix brown sugar, shortening, butter, vanilla and egg yolk in medium bowl.

  • Stir in flour and salt until dough holds together.

  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Beat egg white slightly.

  • Dip each ball into egg white.

  • Roll in nuts.

  • Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

  • Press thumb deeply in center of each.

  • Bake about 10 minutes or until light brown.

  • Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

  • Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

  • Fill thumbprints with jelly.
Did You Know... These cookies were often called Thimble Cookies in older cookbooks because bakers used a thimble to make the indentation.

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