Chocolate-Kissed Thumbprint Cookies

Photo by Heather S.

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

17

minutes

SERVINGS

4

dozen

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

17

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    cup (2 sticks) margarine or butter, slightly softened

  • 1

    cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • 2

    egg yolks

  • 2

    egg whites

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla

  • 2

    cups QUAKER Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)

  • 1-2/3

    cups ground macadamia nuts or pecans, divided

  • 1-1/4

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 48

    foil wrapped milk chocolate candies or white and chocolate-striped candies, unwrapped

  • .

Directions

Heat oven to 350° F. Lightly grease cookie sheet. Beat together margarine and sugar until creamy. Add egg yolks and vanilla; beat well. Add combined oats, flour and 2/3 cup ground nuts; mix well. In small bowl, beat egg whites with fork until frothy. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Dip in egg whites; press one side into remaining nuts. Place ball nut side up 1-inch apart on prepared cookie sheet; press thumb deeply in center of each. Bake 8 minutes; remove from oven; Place one chocolate piece in each center. Return to oven and continue baking 5 to 7 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Remove to wire rack; cool completely. Store in tightly covered container.

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