---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.04
       Title: Raspberry Pecan Thumbprints
  Categories: Dessert, Cookies, Nuts, Posted-mm
       Yield: 36 Servings
       2 c  All-purpose flour
       1 c  Pecan pieces, finely
            Chopped, divided
     1/2 ts Ground cinnamon
     1/4 ts Ground allspice
     1/8 ts Salt
       1 c  Butter, softened
     1/2 c  Packed lt. brown sugar
       2 ts Vanilla extract
     1/3 c  Seedless raspberry jam
   PREHEAT oven to 350 F. Combine flour, 1/2 cup pecans,
   cinnamon, allspice and salt in medium bowl.
   BEAT butter in large bowl with electric mixer at
   medium speed until smooth. Gradually beat in sugar;
   increase speed to high and beat until light and
   fluffy. Beat in vanilla until blended. Beat in flour
   mixture at low speed just until blended.
   FORM dough into 1-inch balls; flatten slightly and
   place on ungreased cookie sheets. Press down with
   thumb in center of each ball to form indentation.
   Pinch together any cracks in dough.
   FILL each indentation with scant 1/2 teaspoon jam.
   Sprinkle filled cookies with remaining 1/2 cup pecans.
   BAKE 14 minutes or until just set. Let cookies stand
   on cookie sheets 5 minutes; transfer to wire racks to
   cool completely. Store in airtight container at room
   temperature. Cookies are best day after baking.
   Makes 36 cookies
   From the recipe files of suzy@gannett.infi.net