Tested till perfect Thimble Cookies

Thimble Cookies

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

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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  • Portion size 24


  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupbutter
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupgranulated sugar
  • 1 1eggeggs, separated
  • 1 tsp 1tspvanilla
  • 1 cup 1cupall purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspsifted unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup 1cupfinely chopped walnutwalnuts
  • red and green candied cherrycandied cherries, halved
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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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