Thumbprint Cookies! I had never made them before, and decided that another vehicle for my quince jelly was required. I thought that the jelly might soften up a bit when they baked, which didn't really work out. But they were delicious. Really delicious.
here; I found that it was too small a batch (next time I'll triple it and freeze some dough), but that's also kind of helpful the first time you try a recipe. It's simple, quick, easy, straightforward, and delicious.
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts (I used almonds)
- 2/3 cup any flavor fruit jam
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets.
- Separate egg, reserving egg white. Cream butter or margarine, sugar, and egg yolk.
- Add vanilla, flour and salt, mixing well.
- Shape dough into balls. Roll in egg white, then walnuts. Place on cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 5 minutes.
- Remove cookies from oven. With thumb, dent each cookie. Put jelly or preserves in each thumbprint. Bake for another 8 minutes. (I needed to add another 5 minutes to the last baking time.)
this book came in for me at the library today. I can't wait to sit down and drool over it.