These cookies are amazing. Buttery with nuts and delicious raspberry preserves in the center. My sister makes them every year for the holidays and everyone looks forward to having them. They are truly a family favorite.
1 Lb Butter
4 Eggs, separated
4 Cups Flour
1 Cup Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
2 Cups Walnuts, chopped
Raspberry Preserves (Small Jar)
Preheat oven to 350º
In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix butter, sugar, egg yolks and vanilla until they are light and fluffy.
Add the flour and continue mixing until all the ingredients are combined.
Shape into 1 inch balls. Whisk the egg whites with a fork. Roll the balls into the egg whites, then in the chopped nuts. Place on ungreased cookie sheet 2-inches apart. Press thumb into center of ball and fill with raspberry preserves.
Cook 20 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.