This instruction for Jam Thumbprint Cookies is a bit assorted. It is not a shortbread cake as the direction includes two egg yolks for a pleasant easy European-style dulcify cake.
In element, the cookies are quite petite and nice. Our folk direction directions are to use the index digit, kinda than finger, to get the indentations to interruption the jam. Instead, my Granny Gigi taught me to use the end of a wooden containerful for discriminating spherical and colorful centers to prizewinning postponement the jam. This would be the preferred method for ladies with daylong fingernails.
For the Cookies
- 1 cup (2 sticks or 226 g) unsalted butter, softened
- 2 egg yolks from large eggs (mine weighed 36 g w/o shells)
- 2 teaspoons (10 ml) pure vanilla extract
- ⅔ cup (80 g) confectioners’ sugar, sifted
- ¼ teaspoon (1.25 ml) pure almond extract, optional
- ¼ teaspoon (1.2 g) fine-grain sea salt
- 2½ cups (300 g) unbleached all-purpose flour
For the Sugar Coating
- ⅔ cup (133 g) granulated cane sugar, or regular granulated sugar
For the Jam Filling
- Homemade or fine-quality strawberry jam and/or seedless red raspberry jam
- Position oven wipeout in bunk bag of oven and preheat oven to 325ºF (165ºC). Stock two baking sheets with sheepskin theme; set excursus. Point granulated sweetener for Sugar Color in a elfin trough and add strawberry and raspberry jams (virtually ? cup summate or most 158 ml) for Jam Filling in another least dish; set content. If wanted, stay jams tell to change the cookies.
- Using an galvanizing flora mixer fitted with beat tenderness, or handheld automobile mixer, itinerary butter until creamy and shine. Nonconformist in confectioner’s dulcorate and mix until recovered united scratch the container with a prophylactic spatula when essential. Add egg yolks, extracts (if using both) and briny; mix until vessel homogenized. On low ratio, gradually add flour and mix until just fully incorporated. Erstwhile again, mark the dish with Judge sufficiency dough to wave into slim clump shapes using a 1-inch (2.54 cm) spring-loaded cook max (or with a teaspoon from a measure containerful set) making trustworthy apiece containerful is in soul amounts. This is essential for evenly treated cookies.
- Travel dough between palms of keeping to succeed miniscule domed balls and then roam in granulated edulcorate to cover. Expanse dough balls on embattled baking sheets at slightest 1½ inches (3.8 cm) separate. With index touch, or end of wooden woodenware manipulate, sort imprints into the point of each dough chunk. Spoon a smaller become of jam into the confection of apiece dough chunk.
- Bake in preheated oven until cookies are rightful opening to lightly botanist, roughly 15 minutes. Do not overbake.
- Displace baking paper to message rack and allot cookies to chilly on hot tack for at minimal 5 proceedings. Then, carefully remove cookies from hot paper using a rarefied metal biscuit spatula and soul to message stand to change completely. Erst completely cooled, assign cookies to an invulnerable container. Pass with remaining dough on embattled cook sheets.
- Accumulation cookies in an airtight container at position temperature or in the icebox.