Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Having just had the holiday season wiz by has left me with loads of dessert recipes I intend to carry out making throughout the year. One of those being this non-traditional sugar cookie recipe. Sugar cookies are all well and good normally, but adding something as simple as jam surely makes them showstoppers.

When I had crafted these, I didn't make them like a typical thumbprint cookie because I didn't realize there was even a classification as such. That being said, I made these in a way I knew from a similar looking cookie. Either way, I'll share both techniques; though the thumbprint way is much easier.

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 
1/2 teaspoon baking powder 
1 cup butter, softened 
1 1/4 cup sugar 
1 egg 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
Flour or powdered sugar, for rolling out dough
1 jar of jam

Set oven to 375 degrees F
Bake time: 8-10 minutes
Recipe Level: Easy

non-thumbprint technique
1. Mix all of the dry ingredients.
2. Add the wet to the dry. Knead together.
3. Roll out the cookie dough on flour or powdered sugar to about 1/4 inch thick.
4. Cut out circles (or whatever shape desired).
5. With half of the cutouts, cut out the center, like a donut.
6. On your cookie sheet, layer a hollowed-out circle on top of a solid one.
7. Add a spoonful of jam to the center.
8. Bake!
thumbprint technique
1-2. Same steps
3. Roll the dough into 1 inch in diameter balls.
4. Once on the cookie sheet, press each dough ball down to 1/2 inch thick.
5. With your finger, make an indent (diameter is up to you) in the center about 1/4 inch deep.
6. Add a spoonful of jam to the center.
7. Bake!

Get ready for loads of baking and food related posts this year. I got a new apron for Christmas and am ready and raring to go! Have you ever had any cookies like these? Will you try this recipe?



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  2. this looks so yum! im not much of a baker but i think i can make this :p
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  3. Delicious:))))


  4. Yum! These are so cute and the recipe is super easy - def one to try!xx


  5. They look very yummie *-*
    Kiss :*

  6. Looks Yummy :9 ^^ Thanks for sharing!

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  7. They remind me of giant jammy dodgers :) These look really good, and I don't usually like fruit flavoured things.

    Meme x