Peanut Sitting Pretty


1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup brown sugar

1  egg; separated

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 bag peanut M & M's

finely chopped nuts

1 can vanilla creamy frosting


Blend butter and sugar in bowl; stir in egg yolk and vanilla. Sift flour and salt into bowl; mix well. Chill 1 hour, then roll into 1-inch balls. Dip into slightly beaten egg white, then roll in chopped nuts. Place 1 inch apart on cookie sheet. Bake at 350~F for 5 minutes. Press thumb gently in center of each cookie, bake 5 minutes more. Cool. Fill thumb print with vanilla frosting, then put 1 M & M peanut on top.


(From Tasty Weekend Recipes (Carol))