1 C butter
1/2 C brown sugar
2 eggs (separated)
2 C flour
1 1/2 C chopped nuts
your favorite jam (my favorite is raspberry)
Cream together butter and sugar, add egg yolks and flour.
Chill dough 1 hour or over night.
Roll dough into small balls, dip into lightly beaten egg whites, roll in nuts.
When on cookie sheet, press a well in the center of each ball prior to baking.
Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes, re-press wells and continue baking another 8 minutes until golden.
Remove from oven.
While cookies are still on cookie sheets, fill center with your favorite jam and remove cookies to cool on a wire rack.
Using different types of jams, you can make it look like a tray full of jewels.
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I think these are my favorite Christmas cookies. I'm not big on chocolate, so I tend to avoid the chocolaty cookies. These are buttery and nutty filled with raspberry jam. YUM