posted by Schmitty 05-12-100 2:03 AM
This recipe was a prize winner in a Quaker contest in the early 1990’s.
Chocolate Kissed Thumbprint Cookies
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs separated
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups oats, old fashioned or quick uncooked
1 2/3 cups ground macadamia nuts or pecans, divided
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
48 foil wrapped solid white chocolate and milk chocolate pieces, unwrapped
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheet.
Beat together butter and sugar until creamy. Add egg yolks and vanilla; beat well. Add combined oats, flour and 2/3 cup nuts. Mix well.
In small bowl, beat egg whites with fork until frothy. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Dip in egg white; press one side into remaining nuts.
Place balls, nut side up, 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheet; press thumb deeply into center of each.
Bake 8 minutes, then remove from oven. Place one chocolate into each center. Return to oven and continue baking 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly brown. Remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store in covered container.
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