Fingerprint Cookies

Very festive for holiday gift giving or entertaining

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

1/2 chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)
2 cups flour
3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
Assorted jellies and jams

Chop nuts finely in food processor and remove.
In food processor, combine flour, 10X sugar and butter. Pulse to mix.
Sprinkle with vanilla and mix dough (pulse) until smooth.
Add chopped nuts and pulse to mix in.
Put dough into a bowl and stir with a spoon if necessary to distribute nuts.

Shape dough into 1″ balls.
Place about 1″ apart on parchment-lined cookie sheet.
Indent centers with lightly floured finger,
then fill each with about 1/4 tsp. jelly or jam. (do not overfill or they will run)

Bake in preheated 325 degree oven for 15-18 min,
or until just lightly brown on edges.
Check at 14 minutes.
Remove to rack to cool.

Makes about 60 cookies.

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