Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies are a type of  raspberry jam filled Swedish cookie also known  as Hallongrotta, which means “raspberry cave”.

Thumbprint Cookies

By Sue Lau | Palatable  Pastime

Thumbprint Cookies is my recipe of the day is my recipe  of the day for the annual blogging event Christmas Cookies Week. My blogging friends and I have been doing this one for a few years now. It’s always something I look forward  to. Especially since cookie baking is so much fun.

Monday I  shared  my  recipe for Mandarin Orange  White Chocolate Chip Cookies and  the white chocolate fun continued on Tuesday  with Peanut Butter Brownie Bombs. Then Wednesday’s  fun  had us making the Easiest Sugar  Sprinkle  Cookies with your favorite jimmies or nonpareils.

That was followed  by my “Hail  Mary” version  of Meltaway Cookies. But sadly,   the flurry flurry of recipes concludes  today.    As I share my recipe for Thumbprint Cookies. Let’s hope  that with  all the  fab cookies shared this week by myself  and others, that the Christmas Cookie season is “under your thumb”.

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To fill  your jars and tins…

To  Keep Santa (and the Elves!) Happy….

Thumbprint Cookies

I never knew that Thumbprint cookies were Swedish until reading up  on  them.  Perhaps that is why they area family favorite- with both  sides having some Swedish ancestry (I  didn’t know  I have a few drops of Viking  in  me  until  I did a DNA test).

Mostly  I am of  Scottish descent, as is apparent by my smart mouth and not so much by the Asian sounding surname. Do you find you have  an affinity  for foods  that come from your  family  heritage?

I don’t know. We are insane   for Asian food too so  who  knows? good   food is good food.

And yes. These are the best thumbprints I ever  put together. I like the pecan meal.  It works out so much better than a fine chop. And adds   tons of flavor.

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Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies

Sue Lau
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 36 mins
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American, Swedish
Servings 28 cookies

Equipment

  • cookie sheet; parchment paper

Ingredients
  

Cookies:

  • 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup pecan meal or very finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Other:

  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam
  • 1/2 cup sifted confectioner's sugar
  • 1/3 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon half and half (approximate)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar until smooth then stir in remaining cookie ingredients.
  • For each cookie, roll 2 teaspoons dough into a ball, then indent a hole with the end of a wooden spoon.
  • Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for ten minutes.
  • Remove from oven and improve the hole again with the spoon (in case it filled in).
  • Fill the hole with about 1/2 teaspoon ja, more or less, but do not overfill.
  • Bake cookies 8 minutes more then allow to cool.
  • Whisk together the confectioner's sugar, vanilla and half and half, adjusting the amount of milk so that it has a good drizzling consistency that thinly pours out of a small spoon.
  • Drizzle cookies and allow to dry.

Notes

From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
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