Well I am finally done with all the local Christmas shows for the year. What a hectic whirlwind week! I had 3 shows in one week! That is 6 days of shows. Needless to say I am tired and wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy behind schedule. I normally have all my packages mailed before Thanksgiving and did I get that done...........NOT! I just finished mailing all the packages today so I am very happy about that!
I can now get busy with my baking. I am going to start with my thumbprint cookies. I thought you might like to have that recipe so here it is. I also posted this recipe for my weekly posting on byyourhands blog, but I thought I would post it here for you also. :)
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 egg, separated
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour (if using self-rising flour omit salt)
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup finely chopped nuts
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix thoroughly butter, shortening, sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla. Work in flour and salt until dough holds together. Shape dough by teaspoonfuls into 1-inch balls.
Beat egg white slightly. Dip each ball into egg white; roll in nuts. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet; press thumb deeply into center of each. Bake about 10 minutes or until light brown. Immediately remove from baking sheet and add candied cherry in thumbprint hole.
Top with icing of your choice. I use powered sugar frosting. Makes about 2-3 dozen cookies.
Once I get these done then it is off to the sugar cookies. Got to get those done for the grandkids or grandma will be in big trouble! :)
Hope you enjoy them and happy baking!