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       Title: Thumbprint Cookies
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 36 servings
     1/4 c  Packed brown sugar
     1/4 c  Shortening
     1/4 c  Margarine or butter
            ; ( 1/2 stick) soft
     1/2 ts Vanilla
       1    Egg; separated
       1 c  All-purpose flour
     1/4 ts Salt
     3/4 c  Finely chopped nuts
   Recipe by: St. Louis Post-Dispatch 12/2/96 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix
   brown sugar, shortening, margarine, vanilla and egg yolk in medium bowl.
   Stir in flour and salt until dough holds together. Shape into 1-inch balls.
   Beat egg white slightly. Dip each ball into egg white; roll in nuts. Place
   about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet; press thumb deeply into
   center of each. Bake about 10 minutes or until light brown. Immediately
   remove from cookie sheet. Let cool completely on wire rack. Fill
   thumbprints with jelly.
   Yield: 36 cookies. By Tina Danze.