Birds’ Nest Cookies

Birds’ Nest Cookies
Birds’ Nest Cookies

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

3.5

dozen

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

3.5

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    c. soft butter or margarine

  • 1/2

    c. brown sugar, packed

  • 2

    egg yolks, unbeaten

  • 1/2

    t. vanilla

  • 1/4

    t. salt

  • 2

    c. sifted flour

  • 2

    egg whites, unbeaten

  • 1 1/4

    c. chopped nuts

  • Jam, jelly or candied cherries

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter until light and fluffy, gradually adding brown sugar. Add egg yolks; mix well. Blend in vanilla, salt and flour. Shape dough into 1” balls; dip each in egg white, then nuts. Place on ungreased cookie sheets, 1” apart. Bake 5 minutes; with thimble or end of wooden spoon, quickly make a depression in each. Bake 8 minutes longer. Cool; fill depression with jam. Makes 3½ dozen.

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