Thimble Cookies

Author: Canadian Living

You can substitute jam for the red and green cherries but don't fill the centres until just before serving.

  • Portion size 24 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sifted unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnut
  • candied cherry halved


In large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla. Combine flour with cocoa; gradually blend into creamed mixture. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.

Shape dough into 1-inch (2.5 cm) balls. Dip in lightly beaten egg white; roll in walnuts. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Using finger or greased thimble, make indentation in centre of each ball. Bake in 325°F (160°C) oven for 7 minutes. Remove from oven and make indentations once more. Bake for 10 minutes longer or until set. Let cool on wire racks. Place cherry on each cookie.

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Thimble Cookies