50. Wallnuts Cookie (GALLETAS DE NUECES) Back

  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening or lard
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg separated
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped nuts
  • Jelly or frosting

Pre-heat oven to 350ºF (175ºC). Mix butter, shortening sugar, egg-yolk and vanilla thoroughly. Work in flour and salt until dough holds together. Shape dough by teaspoonfuls into 1 in. balls. Beat egg-white slightly dip each ball into eggwhite; roll in the finely chopped nuts.

Place 1 in. apart on an ungreased baking sheet; press thumb deeply into center of each. Bake for about 10 minutes or until light brown.

Remove immediately from the baking sheet and cool on a wire rack. Fill thumb prints with jelly or frosting.