Grandpa Neal's Thumbprint Cookies
These and butterscotch pie or cookies, i always remember my mom's dad making. luckily, Mom wrangled the recipe from him, so we can still make them and rekindle our fond memories of Grandpa!
1 cup shortening (Grandpa & Mom use Crisco, i use butter at room temp)
1 - 3oz pkg of cream cheese
1 cup sugar
Mix these together until blended.
Add 1 egg yolk and the vanilla. Stir well.
Add 2 & 1/2 cup flour.
Roll into a ball, place on greased cookie sheet. Make a thumbprint in each cookie. Here i've seen variations--some people dip the cookie into finely chopped nuts of some kind, then fill with a 1/2 tsp of your favourite jam.
Bake 15-17 minutes or until golden brown.
Please let them cool completely!! Especially because the jam will be sooo hot--children especially have to be watched if they help you make these!!