Here's the recipe for those delightful confections.
1/4 C. Margarine (I used butter)
1/4 C. Shortening
1/4 C. brown sugar
1 egg, separated
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 C. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
Heat oven to 350. Mix thoroughly butter, shortening, sugar, egg yolk and vanilla.
Work in flour and salt until dough holds together.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Beat egg white slightly. Dip each ball into egg white. Roll in nuts or coconut. Place 1 inch apart on sprayed cookie sheet.
Make indent in center of each with thimble (or thumb if you don't have a thimble collection).
Bake about 10 mins. Cool. Fill indent with jelly. I usually use grape, crabapple, and mint so I have three distinct colors, but this year I didn't have any mint jelly so used raspberry, crabapple and grape instead.