Bright-eyed Susans

2 cups flour
½ tsp baking powder
1 cup butter, softened
½ cup sugar
2 Tbls water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg, separated
1 ¼ cups finely chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 350°.  Sift flour and baking powder together twice into mixing bowl.  Cream butter and sugar together in separate bowl until light and fluffy.  Add water, vanilla, and egg yolk.   Add flour mixture; mix well.Form dough into walnut-size balls.  Slightly beat egg white; roll dough balls in egg white, then coat with nuts.  Place on lightly-greased cookie sheets.  Bake for 5 minutes.Remove cookies from oven; press thumbprint into each ball.  Return to oven; bake for 8 to 10 minutes more.  Remove to cooling trays; fill centers with bright jam or jelly.Travis’ favorite.  Also called Thumbprint Cookies.



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