Pecan Thumbprint Cookie Sandwich with California Golden Raisins

Submitted by: Geoff Southwick

Put two of these filled cookies together with rum-raisin ice cream for dessert.
  • Yields 2 dozen cookies
  • Details


    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1 large egg, divided
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 cup finely chopped nuts, e.g., pecans, walnuts or pistachios
    • 1/2 cup California golden raisins
    • 1/4 cup dried cherries
    • 1/4 teaspoon orange zest
    • Pinch of salt
    • 1 cup orange juice
    • 1/2 cup water
    • Rum raisin ice cream


    In large mixing bowl, mix butter, sugar and egg yolk together. Sift in flour and salt; mix well. In small bowl, slightly beat egg white; set aside. With No. 60 scoop or tablespoon, divide dough and roll into 1-inch balls. Dip each ball into beaten egg white and roll in chopped nuts. Arrange on baking sheet lined with nonstick pad or parchment paper and bake for 5 minutes at 375°F. Remove from oven and press thumb into center of each cookie. Return to oven and bake 8 minutes, more. Remove from baking sheet and cool on wire rack.

    Measure raisins, cherries, orange zest and salt into saucepan; stir in orange juice just to cover. Heat and simmer until jam-like consistency, adding remaining orange juice and water as needed. Fill thumbprint on each cookie with spoonful. Serve with rum raisin ice cream.

    Note: Ice cream not included in nutrition facts.

    Nutrition Facts Per Serving

    Calories 220 (53% from fat); Total Fat 13g (sat 5g, mono 6g, poly 2g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 40mg; Protein 3g; Carbohydrate 24g; (Dietary Fiber 1g; Sugars 13g; ); Iron 1mg; Sodium 135mg; Calcium 20mg; Potassium 156mg

    This recipe is found in the following categories:

    Special Diet

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