Thumbprint Cookies With Jam colorful cookies that your kids will love to help with!
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/2 cups flour (more if dough seems too thin)
finely chopped pecans, almonds, or other nuts, optional
Preheat oven to 300°
Beat butter with an electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add sugar, vanilla, almond extract, and flour, blending well. Chill dough 2 1/2 hours. Roll dough into small balls, then roll in the chopped nuts; place on lightly greased cookie sheets.
Make an indention in the middle of each cookie and fill with jam. Bake at 300° for about 25 to 35 minutes, or until firm and lightly browned on the bottom. Makes about 6 dozen