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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Strawberry Jam Thumbprint Cookies

I made these for the first time for Christmas 2010 as I thought these looked very Christmassy. This was a favorite with my friends in Rochester so have made these several times last year. This recipe is inspired by Foodnetworks Kitchen.

What I needed:
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar, and some extra for rolling the dough
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup strawberry jam
How I made them: 
  • I preheated the oven to 350 degrees F
  • Lined 2 baking sheets with parchment paper
  • Whisked the flour and baking powder and salt in a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl I mixed together the butter and sugar with a hand-held mixer until fluffy, say for about 3 to 4mins. Added the egg and vanilla until just mixed a little more.
  • Gradually added the dry ingredients mixing just until just combined. I usually add the dry ingredients in 2 or 3 instalments.
  • I eyeballed the dough into 1-inch balls or you can use an ice cream scoop and rolled it in granulated sugar.
  • Put them about 2-inches apart on the prepared baking sheets, pressed my thumb into the center of each ball, about 1/2-inch deep.
  • Filled each each thumbprint with about 1/2 teaspoon jam.
  • Baked the cookies until the edges are golden for about 8-10 minutes.
  • Transferred them to a cooking rack and served.

The cookies stayed fresh in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Strawberry Thumbprint CookiesUpdate (14th Dec 2012): This year to make the cookies more Christmassy I rolled the 1-inch balls of dough in green colored sugar. To add color to the sugar I just put a couple of drops of color to 3-4 tbs of sugar in an airtight container and shook it vigorously till the sugar changed color. I also rolled out some of the dough to about 1/4inch thickness and used a start-shaped cookie cutter to cut stars. Be sure to sprinkle some flour on the rolling surface as well on the cookie cutter,.. otherwise the dough will stick.


8 comments:

PeeGee said...

You definitely have to make it again and send me some!!!

PeeGee said...

khaini tai comment korte parlam na....

Cocoawind said...

absolutely :)

Sayantani said...

love the green ones...so festive looking

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Wow..ki darun baniyechho. Perfect baked and presentation.

poorna banerjee said...

looks brilliant. I am thinking of making these tomorrow. Jodi banai tomake bolbo kemon hoyechhe.

Neela Manogar said...

Looks yummy dear.

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Ann Jacob-Chandler said...

These look delish!

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