Butter Thumbprint Cookies
Source: Jan Taylor
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Jelly for filling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream butter with sugar and salt; add flour, egg yolk and vanilla extract,
mixing until a smooth dough forms. Wrap well and refrigerate 1 hour or
overnight. Roll into1-inch balls; re-roll in pecans, if desired. Press thumb
into center of each ball.
Bake until lightly browned around the edges 12-15 minutes. Fill centers with
Makes 3 1/2 to 4 dozen cookies.