Meme’s Tea Cookies

Meme would let her granddaughters  (the four Keehn girls plus Cornelia) do the thumb-punching.

½ c. butter, softened

½ c. powdered sugar

1 egg, separated

¼ c. orange marmalade

1 c. unsifted flour

1 c. chopped walnuts

Additional marmalade or raspberry jam

Cream butter and sugar.  Beat in egg yolk.  Add flour.  Beat at low speed until smooth. Cover and chill dough.

Beat egg white with folk in a small bowl.  With floured hands shape dough into  ¾” balls.  Dip each dough ball into beaten egg white, then into chopped nuts.  Place 2” apart on ungreased cookie sheet.  Flatten with glass bottom to ¼” thickness.   Indent center of each with thumb.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.  Cook on rack.   When cool, fill in each cookie center with marmalade or jam.

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