Monday, December 13, 2010
The best thing about thumbprints, is that the kids can help make them, as well as eat them! Another 'quick and easy' baking project for kids.
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups butter, softened
4 eggs, separated
4 cups flour
3 cups finely chopped pecans
few drops milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
Cream together sugar, butter and egg yolks. Add flour. If dough is too soft to handle, chill for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Using a rounded teaspoonful of dough, form balls by rolling between the palms of your hands. Dip each dough-ball into beaten egg-white. Roll in pecans, and place on cookie sheet.
When completely cool, fill centers with buttercream frosting. I always tint the frosting with food color or the holiday. These can be frozen, but flash freeze on a cookie sheet first to protect frosting.