These Thumbprint Cookies are a delightful blend of buttery, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread and sweet, fruity jam. They make the perfect treat for any occasion, from holiday gatherings to afternoon tea. Get ready to savor the magic of these homemade cookies!
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 large egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup fruit preserves (apricot, raspberry, or your favorite flavor)
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the egg yolks, vanilla extract, and salt. Mix until well combined.
Gradually add the flour and mix until a soft dough forms.
Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
Use your thumb or the back of a spoon to make an indentation in the center of each cookie.
Fill each indentation with your favorite fruit preserves.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are lightly golden.
Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Baking Time: 10-12 minutes
Yields: Approximately 24 cookies
These Thumbprint Cookies are a delightful addition to your cookie repertoire, and they are perfect for sharing with family and friends. The combination of buttery cookie and sweet jam is simply irresistible. Enjoy the homemade goodness!