Tuesday, August 11, 2009

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!!

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