Santa's Thumbprints
Contributed by Diane S.

1 c Margarine, softened
1/2 c Firmly packed brown sugar
1 Whole egg or egg white
1 t Vanilla
1 1/2 c Oats (quick or -old-fashioned, uncooked)
1 1/2 c All-purpose flour
1 c Finely chopped nuts
1/3 c Jelly or preserves

Heat oven to 350'F. Beat margarine and sugar in large bowl until fluffy.
Blend in egg and vanilla. Add combined oats and flour; mix well.
Shape into 1" balls; roll in chopped nuts. Place 2" apart on ungreased
cookie sheet.
Make indentation in center of each ball with thumb. Fill each thumbprint
with about 1/4 teaspoon jelly.
Bake 12-15 minutes or until light golden brown.
Cool completely on wire rack. Store loosely covered. Makes about 3 dozen

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