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One of my favorite memories growing up is making Christmas cookies and candy with my Nana. She does it all: Thumbprints, Sugar Cookies, Pecan Tarts, Wedding Cookies, Buckeyes, Turtles, Fudge. She gave us each jobs from the time we could hold a spoon.

Now that I’m a mom, I look forward to making Christmas baking memories with my kids. Thumbprint cookies are a favorite recipe in our house. The kids can easily add the ingredients, roll the dough balls and press their little thumbs into each cookie, giving them an extra bit of love. The kitchen is a mess when we’re finished, but our bellies are full and and so are our hearts.


Thumbprint Cookies (Makes 3-dozen cookies)
Ingredients:
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs, separated
2 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts (optional)
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Directions:
Heat oven to 350ºF. Mix brown sugar, shortening, butter, vanilla and egg yolks in medium bowl. Stir in flour and salt until dough holds together. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Beat egg white slightly. Dip each ball into egg white. Roll in nuts. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Press thumb deeply in center of each. Bake about 10 minutes or until light brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Fill thumbprints with butter icing (recipe below.)



Butter Icing
Ingredients:
4.5 cups powdered sugar
2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
3 teaspoons vanilla
3 to 4 tablespoons milk
Food color of choice (optional)

Directions:

In medium bowl, mix powdered sugar and butter with spoon or electric mixer on low speed. Stir in vanilla, 1 tablespoon of the milk, and food coloring, if using. Gradually beat in just enough remaining milk to make frosting smooth and spreadable. If frosting is too thick, beat in more milk, a few drops at a time. If frosting becomes too thin, beat in a small amount of powdered sugar.
 


Comments

10/13/2016 1:22am

The children are enjoying the Christmas cookies on 25 December this is a really enjoyment events. Children are totally enjoying this mega event in every year and also wearing the so stylish suit in this event.

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11/24/2016 3:17am

Christmas is just around the corner, and making a christmas cookie is a sure hit. I love baking cookies, it's just that I'm not really good at making it without any instructions. So, I followed these steps and made these with my niece and nephews. It was a messy but fun quality time for us. Thanks for sharing this experience.

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Hello admin,
I have read your article and i notice that you have a great intention to the kids and here you are trying to teach visitors that how to make christmas cookies with the kids.
Thank you.

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12/20/2016 2:20pm

Hello admin,
I have read your article and really enjoyed your article that you have posted such a great recipe of baking cooking for kids on Christmas.
Thanks

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12/20/2016 2:23pm

Hello admin,
This is Ayesha Saleem. I have read your article and i have noticed that making cookies for children on this event is really a good idea. So that they will be happy and the joy of this event will be doubled.
Thank you

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