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Mamas family favourite recipes- Great grandma Evelyn’s famous thimble Christmas cookies


1/2 cup of butter at room temperature

1/4 cup of white granulated sugar

1 teaspoon of margarine

One egg separated at room temperature

One heaping teaspoon of vanilla

One cup of sifted flour

Pinch of salt

1 cup finally chopped pecans or walnuts

Raspberry or strawberry jam

One sewing thimble


Preheat oven to 350

Cream together butter and sugar with a hand mixer on medium

Add in vanilla and a well beaten egg yolk (keep the white for later). Slowly Add in your flour and your salt and mix until it comes together don’t over mix it will make cookies tough. Then shape into little balls- dip in the reserved egg white And roll in your chopped nuts place on a greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Gently take your thimble and dent each cookie. Cook for five minutes take out and re-dent each cookie again. Cook for another 12 minutes.

using a teaspoon Add a little bit of jam to each cookie well hot and then let cool and enjoy! So many treasured memories-these cookies were very special to our family and have stood the test of time a real crowd pleaser! I know that Great Gramma is looking down from heaven smiling that we have passed this on to her grand babies.

Merry Christmas everyone! Love Mama Lisa Marie xoxo

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