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Miss Carroll's Kitchen - December 2023

Miss Carroll’s Walnut Thumbprint Cookies


MMy family likes a Hershey Kiss placed in the center of the Walnut Thumbprint Cookie and I like Lemon Curd. Both are delicious! Raspberry jam is, also, an awesome center stage for this cookie! Do all three and you decide!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Baking Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 Minutes
Servings: Makes two dozen cookies

Cooking Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Mixing spoon
  • Mixer
  • Baking sheet
  • 1-tablespoon size spring-loaded scoop
  • Parchment paper

Walnut Thumbprint Cookies Ingredients

  • 2 sticks (1 cup total) butter at room temperature
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon fine salt
  • 2 large egg whites, beaten
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • ⅓ cup lemon curd
  • One dozen Hershey Kisses
  • ⅓ cup raspberry jam

Walnut Thumbprint Cookies Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, using a mixer, blend together the butter, sugar, and vanilla on medium speed until light and fluffy, scraping down the sides of the bowl.
  • Add the flour mixture and beat until just combined. The mixture will be somewhat powdery but clumps together between your fingers.
  • Using a 1-tablespoon spring-loaded scoop, shape the dough into balls.
  • Dip each ball into the beaten egg whites, then roll in the finely chopped walnuts. Press the walnuts to adhere to the dough.
  • Place on prepared baking sheets, spacing about 2-inches apart.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes, until cookies are puffy and lightly browned.
  • Remove cookies from the oven. Using the back of a spoon or your thumb, make an indentation in the center of each cookie.
  • Fill with about 1 teaspoon of lemon curd or raspberry jam or a Hershey chocolate Kiss.
  • Allow cookies to cool if you can wait that long!

ENJOY and make memories with the ones you love! 💗

About Miss Carroll 

Miss Carroll's Kitchen is named after Clara Carroll, a former Home Economics teacher at Paul's high school and a lifelong friend. Carroll, now a retired professor of Home Economics from Harding University, brings unique recipes and ideas to make your seasons and home great. Her wealth of knowledge in Home Economics is sure to impress and inspire all who try her delicious creations.