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Jam Thumbprint Cookies

From BAKER ST. HARBOUR WATERFRONT BED AND BREAKFAST
Cream together 2/3 cup butter and 1/3 cup granulated sugar till fluffy.
Add 2 egg yolks, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; beat well.
Gradually add 1 1/2 cups sifed all purpose flour, mixing well.

Shape in 3/4 - inch balls; dip in 2 slightly beaten egg whites. Place 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degree oven for 15 to 17 minutes. Cool slightly; remove from pan and cool on rack. Add whatever flavor of preserves to centers of cookies. Makes about 2 and 1/2 dozen cookies.