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Thumbprint Cookies


The holidays aren't the same unless you have some classic thumbprint cookies on hand, just make sure to save some for Santa!

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  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup self rising flour
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans, chopped
  • Colored icing


Servings 30
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 20mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Press together shortening, margarine, brown sugar, and yolk of the egg

Add flour to the mix.

Dip each cookie in beaten egg white and roll in chopped pecans.

Place on a greased cookie sheet and press the center to create indentation.

Bake in 400°F oven until done. About 8 to 10 minutes.

Fill center dimple of each cookie with icing.

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