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Sitting Pretty Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Sitting Pretty Cookies

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"A Christmas cookie favorite in our family for years. It is a simple cookie rolled in nuts, topped with white frosting and a chocolate-coated peanut."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    25 mins

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, stir together butter and sugar until creamy and smooth. Stir in the egg yolks and vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix together flour and salt; then slowly blend with creamy mixture. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Roll out dough into 1 inch balls. Dip balls into slightly beaten egg whites, then roll in chopped walnuts. Place balls 1 inch apart onto baking sheets.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven, and press thumb gently into the center of each cookie. Return to oven, and bake 5 minutes more. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool. Fill top of each cookie with frosting, and top with a chocolate-coated peanut.
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Dec 18, 2008

I remember these cookies from back in the 70's. It's always been a favorite..it's simple and the results are always a hit. They're especially pretty when you add red or green food coloring to frosting...very festive. Try them...you won't be sorry.

 
Aug 28, 2008

I made these one year for Christmas and our good friend, went nuts over these. His birthday just passed and I made them for him, again. I had to make them two days in a row. Everyone loved them and couldn't get enough. On the holidays add some coordinating sprinkles to the frosting to match the holiday. I added kisses to the top!

 

10 Ratings

Feb 22, 2006

This recipe was easy to make and it suits any purpose, not just Christmas.

 
Mar 16, 2013

We have had this recipe in our family for years, as well, and love it!!! A good thing to know, is that if your family has any nut allergies, you can actually make these without rolling them in the egg whites and then the nuts, and they are still spectacular! (And a lot less work!) :) We also like to use seasonal M&M's for these - Easter, Christmas, etc., they are beautiful and tasty any time!

 
Mar 06, 2013

My mom used to make the jam thumbprints for the holidays. This is a cute and sweet rendition of her recipe. Thanks for sharing!

 
Mar 24, 2013

I made these by the recipe, using homemade glaze instead of store-bought frosting. They were a bit on the labor intensive side, but the end results was certainly worth the effort. They are a step above your normal thumbprint cookie! They were lighter than they appeared and I was surprised they were not as overly-sweet as they looked. I'll take a batch to the folks at the chemotherapy clinic tomorrow. Thanks, Michelle9493!

 
Apr 01, 2015

I have made this recipe for as long as I can remember. It is a staple at holiday meals, especially Christmas and Easter. We leave off the nuts and use the various holiday colored M&M's. My favorites are the peanut and peanut butter.

 
Mar 29, 2013

Delicious! My husband said it was the best cookies he has ever had. I thought they were really tasty. I added jello sugar to make colored/flavored frosting and did not add the chocolate. Just some colored sprinkles. They looked very pretty and tasted as good as they looked. I thought this was an easy recipe that looks deluxe as far as presentation goes. Very yummy!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 186 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 93 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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