Jam-Filled Thumbprint Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 3 dozen
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup assorted jam (I like seedless raspberry or apricot)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1-1/2 Tablespoons water
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a light or medium-colored heavy-weight baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Whisk flour and salt together in a bowl.
  3. In another bowl, beat together butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla extract. Add flour mix until incorporated and dough comes together.
  4. Form dough into 1-inch balls (approx. 1 T dough) and arrange on prepared baking sheet.
  5. Make indentation in the center of each cookie with your thumb or the back of a small spoon.
  6. Bake cookies for 10 minutes or until bottoms are just barely golden. Remove baking sheet from oven. If indentations look shallow, press them slightly with the back of a spoon and then fill each with a rounded ¼ teaspoon jam. Bake for an additional 4 minutes, or until jam melts slightly and edges of cookies are lightly golden. Let stand on baking sheet for 1 minute, then transfer to wire racks to cool.
Optional Glaze:
  1. Whisk ingredients in a small bowl to combine. Drizzle over cookies
Recipe by StyleBlueprint at https://styleblueprint.com/everyday/tasty-holiday-cookie-recipes/