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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tasty Thursday: Walnut Jam Birds' Nests

Forget about your chocolate chip cookies, kids. This has to be my all time favorite cookie recipe! They're called Birds' Nests, but aren't the kind with coconut and all that. Nice and simple ingredients topped with delicious raspberry jam. Mmmm

Make these and be happy.

2 c. sifted all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. brown sugar, firmly packed
2 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla
2 egg whites, slightly beaten
2 c. finely chopped walnuts
raspberry jam

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Sift flower and salt together. Beat butter, sugar, egg yolks, and vanilla in a bowl until light and fluffy. Work in sifted ingredients and mix until smooth. Pinch off small pieces of dough and roll gently between the palms of your hands to form balls approximately 1" in diameter. Dip balls in egg white and then into chopped nuts. Place about 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten cookies slightly with the palm of your hand and make an indentation in each center with your thumb. Bake 12 - 15 minutes, until golden brown. As they are cooling, push down any indented centers that flattened out during baking. When cool, fill indents with raspberry jam.

Makes about 3 1/2 dozen.

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