Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thumbprint Cookies

These are fun cookies, not the best I've ever made, but they're fun.

1-1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup butter
1/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
strawberry or raspberry jam

Beat the butter for half a minute, add the sugar and beat until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, then add dry ingredients. Beat until combined. Cover and chill for 1 hour.

Shape into 1" balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Press down centers with your thumb. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-17 minutes. At about 10 minutes in, remove tray from oven, fill centers with jam, and then continue baking.


They are that simple. I don't even have any helpful hints, because you don't need any.

I stole this picture, but they should end up looking something like this.

I'll add this: The recipe came with a nut-rolled option which I did not use because of nut allergies in the intended group of consumers. However, here are the adjustments that you'll make if you want to try that.

The egg yolks and whites will need to be separated. Only put the yolks in the batter. When you have your 1" balls, roll them in egg whites and then in 3/4 cup chopped walnuts or almonds. Then you place them on the cookie sheet, press down the centers, etc. I have no idea what the nut option tastes like, so don't take my word for that part.

Love and Strawberry Jam,

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