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Grandma’s Thumbprint Cookies

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  • Prep Method: Baked
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  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 3/4 cups finely chopped walnuts or pecans
  • Tony's Jams


In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add egg and vanilla and beat well. Gradually sift in the flour and salt and blend thoroughly. Add oats and 3/4 cup of the nuts and mix well. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees

Shape the chilled dough into balls about 1-inch in diameter. Roll balls in the remaining walnuts or pecans and place on greased cookie sheets. Make a thumb print in the top of each ball and fill dents with your favorite Tony’s Jam.

Bake in the center of the oven for 25 – 30 minutes, or until lightly browned.


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