Ducks 'n a Row: Thumbprint Cookies

16 May 2013

Thumbprint Cookies

Jam thumbprint cookies are simple to make and look so lovely on a holiday table! 

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Jam Thumbprint Cookie Recipe

Adapted from Thumbprint Cookies recipe by Garrett McCord of VanillaGarlic
Photos by Sinea Pies

Electric mixer
Cookie sheets
Parchment paper

2 sticks salted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup of sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
2 cups of flour
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
3/4 cup jam – any flavor

  1. Cream the butter and sugar using electric mixer for 3 minutes on high.
  2. Separate the eggs. Add yolks and vanilla  Place the egg whites in a shallow dish on the be used to dip the cookies before baking.
  3. Add the flour and salt. Mix until just combined. 
  4. Place the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes and preheat the oven to 350°.
  5. Whisk the egg whites till frothy.
  6. Roll the dough into balls* about 1 inch in diameter and dip them in egg whites. If using nuts, then roll them into the nuts until covered. 
  7. Place the balls on parchment lined cookie sheets.
  8. Press down in the center with your thumb to make a small indent in the center of the cookie. Do not press too hard or the cookie will fall apart. 
  9. Fill with 1/2 teaspoon of jam.
  10. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until slightly firm. Allow to cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet to firm up before moving them to a wire rack to finish cooling.
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TIP: the dough will stick to your hands, big-time.  Leave your water faucet running slightly so that you can get your hands damp before each ball. The ball will smooth nicely and the stickiness will be greatly reduced

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