We had a babysitter named Mrs. Jordan when I was young. She was a fantastic baker who used to make all sorts of tasty things for us. I particularly remember her making these cookies for us some afternoons. It seemed like such a fun process as a child-rolling the balls of dough in nuts, making the depression in them with our thumbs. . . then after they came out of the oven spooning homemade raspberry jelly inside.
It was a craft project and snack all in one. Even more than that~they were delicious!
- 1 1/2 C Flour
- 2/3 C Butter
- 1/2 C Brown Sugar
- 2 eggs divided-yolks & whites
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1 C Chopped Nuts Walnuts, Peanuts etc
- 1/2 C Jam or Jelly
Beat butter in a mixing bowl till soft
Add 3/4C of the flour, brown sugar, egg yolks and the vanilla and mix well.
Mix in remaining 3/4 C flour.
Chill dough 1 hour.
When you remove dough from the fridge, heat oven to 375 and grease a cookie sheet.
Shape into balls (1") and roll in beaten egg whites, then in the chopped nuts.
Place 1" apart on cookie sheet and press down centers with your thumb.
Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.
Cool completely then fill centers with jam or jelly of your choice.
Skip the nuts.