Thumbprint Cookies


Pepperidge Farm makes a really good version of these buttery cookies. Arguably, these store-bought cookies do taste a little better...the cookie's nuttiness, sweetness, butteriness, and its texture have probably been engineered to the optimal settings. But making these yourself really isn't hard at all, and you know for sure what goes into these little delights.


Recipe: Thumbprint Cookies


1 cup all-purpose flour
pinch of salt
1 stick unsalted butter, softened

1/4 cup packed light brown sugar

1.5 c
up finely chopped walnuts
1 egg, separated

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

2 Tbsp fruit preserve of choice (I used raspberry)


1. Heat oven to 350 F

2. Blend well butter, egg yolk, sugar, and vanilla in a bowl

3. Sift flour and salt into the bowl and blend everything together until just incorporated

4. Roll dough into small balls, about 1 teaspoon each
5. Beat egg white in a small bowl until it is a little more liquid and foamy

6. Roll each dough ball in the egg white and cover it with chopped nuts.

7. Place dough balls 1 inch apart on a baking sheet. Press each one down with your finger, making an indentation.

8. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool on a cooling rack.

9. Fill each cookie with fruit preserve when cool. Serve or store in an air tight container.

Comments

Erica said…
I make a really good raspberry jam thumbprint cookie too, it gets the most requests from my friends. Problem is it uses 3 sticks of butter (makes about 32 cookies), and I don't want to be the reason for my friends heart problems later on... :)
Albertitto said…
yeah, cookies are pretty much all butter and sugar with a dusting of flour :-P I guess compared to your cookies, I got 20 cookies out of 1 stick of butter, just slightly healthier :-)

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