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Susan's Thimble Cookies


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  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 separated eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • jam or chocolate filling (optional)


Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 15mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Cream together 2/3 cup butter and 1/2 cup sugar. Beat until fluffy with electric mixer.

Step 2

Separate yolks and whites of two eggs, and add egg yolks to cream mixture. Add 1 tsp vanilla and 2 1/2 tsp salt, then beat well. Gradually add 1/2 cup flour, mixing well.

Step 3

Shape into 3/4 inch balls, dip balls into slightly beaten egg whites, then roll in 3/4 cup of finely chopped walnuts. Press down in centre with thumb. Cook 15-17 minutes in a 350 degree F oven.


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  • 2 large water or soda bottles (empty)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Ready 2 large plastic bottles, cleaned and dried.
  3. Add 1 cup of flour to each bottle.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of sugar to each.
  5. Melt butter, then add equal halves to each bottle.
  6. Add 6 eggs, 3 in each.
  7. Add 1/2 tbsp of baking powder to each.
  8. Add 1/2 cup of heavy cream to each.
  9. Shake the bottles thoroughly until the contents are well mixed.
  10. In one of the bottles only, add the cocoa powder.
  11. Beginning with the cocoa powder mixture, add a dolop of batter to the center of a circular
  12. baking tin. Do the same with the other mixture, placing the dolop directly in the center of the previous one.
  13. Continue with alternating additions of each mixture until all batter is used and the tin is full.
  14. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  15. Serve and enjoy!

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