This was my grandma’s recipe for Thimble Cookies. They are very easy to make and only have 5 ingredients. The recipe doesn’t make too many so they stay fresh and disappear quickly!
I remember coming home from school and stopping to see Grandma and Grandpa (they were only 2 doors away from our home, I was very lucky!). Grandma did a lot of baking of every variety and often won awards for it. I’m not sure if she ever entered this recipe in an exhibition, but it’s a winner to me!
Collect your ingredients and turn your oven on.
Thimble Cookie Ingredients
- ½ C Butter
- ¾ C Brown sugar
- 1 Egg yolk slightly beaten
- 1 C Flour
- Chopped walnuts (optional, Grandma didn’t use these)
- Beaten egg white (if using nuts)
Thimble Cookie Directions
1) Mix the ingredients.
2) Roll the dough into small balls.
3) Dip the balls into slightly beaten egg white (only if using nuts).
4) Roll into chopped walnuts (optional).
5) Put them on a pan and press a hole in centre (not all the way through). You can use your finger, or a thimble (thus the name of the cookie. I didn’t have one handy so I used a little cream holder from Japan).
6) Bake them for 5 minutes.
7) Take them out and press again.
8) Return them to the oven until they are done.
9) Put jam or cherries in the centre when cooled. As we were going to the Jubilee Party, we added some ju-jubes to the top to represent jewels in the crown.
Here is a picture from the first time I made these cookies. Tristan certainly looked like he wanted some! But unfortunately for him, he had to wait until he was older before we allowed him to have treats.
Update: Now that Tristan is older, both he and his younger sister enjoy helping to make and eat these delicious cookies!
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