Your favourite flavour of jam or frosting is the proverbial cherry on top of this well-known Christmas cookie.
Makes: 12 cookies
Total Time: 20 Minutes
- 120 g (1 cup) whole wheat flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg, separated
- ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
- 110 g (½ cup) light butter spread
- 55 g (¼ cup) light brown sugar, packed
- 1 Tablespoon water
- 85 g (¾ cup) chopped nuts
- Heat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
- In a bowl, stir together the flour and salt. Set aside.
- Place egg yolk, vanilla, butter, brown sugar and water into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
- Select Variable 1.
- Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 6.
- Blend for 10 seconds.
- Add the mixture to the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir together.
- Using a #40 scoop, roll the dough into balls. Beat the large egg white with a fork. Dip balls in the large egg white and roll in the nuts.
- Place balls about 2.5 cm (1 inch) apart on ungreased baking tray.
- Press thumb gently in the centre of each.
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until set.
- Cool and fill thumbprints with jam.