2015 Recipe Contest Submissions

Thumbprint cookie

Submitted by: Sharon Fox from Spoon River Electric Cooperative

Message from Sharon Fox:

It tastes good, and Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without them. Of course, we eat them all year round, but Christmas is an absolute must.


1/2 C shortening
1/4 C brown sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 C flour


Combine shorteign, brown sugar, egg yolk and vanilla
Add flour.
Roll in 1 inch ball
drip in 1 egg white, whipped
Roll in chopped nut meats
Roll into 1 inch ball
dip in 1 egg white, whipped
Roll in nut meats
Bake @ 350degrees F
8 minutes then press thumb into cookie center and continue baking 2 more minutes
Put frosting to center of cookie
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