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Thumb Print Shortbread Cookies

16 Jan

3 sticks butter, room temperature

1 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla

3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp salt

1 egg,  beaten with 1 TBSp water

7 ounces flaked coconut

Raspberry or Strawberry jam


Preheat oven to 350

Cream together butter and sugar. Add vanilla Sift together flour and salt; add flour mixture to butter mixture until dough comes together. Place on floured surface and roll into a flat disk. Wrap and chill 30 minutes. Roll dough into 1-1/2 inch balls. Dip into egg wash then into coconut. Place ball onto greased cookie sheet. Press indentation in center of each ball. Spoon 1/4 tsp jam into each indentation. Bake 20 to 25 minutes.

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