Sunday, December 16, 2012
7 Days of Holiday Treats - Jam Thumbprints
This is such a traditional holiday cookie, but it is so delicious. I like to use a variety of homemade jams and jellies. I have used apricot, cherry, and strawberry. These also add color to your holiday cookie trays.
Jam Thumbprint Cookies
1 c butter, softened
2/3 c sugar
1/2 t almond extract
2 c all-purpose flour
1/2 c jam or jelly of your choice
1/2 c confectioners's sugar
3/4 t almond extract
1 t milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Mix in 1/2 t almond extract. Mix in flour until dough comes together. Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Make an indention in each cookie with your thumb and fill with jam or jelly of your choice.
Bake for 14 - 18 minutes in preheated oven, or until very lightly browned. Let cool 1 minute on the cookie sheet.
In a medium bowl, mix together the confectioners' sugar, 3/4 t almond extract and milk until smooth. Drizzle lightly over warm cookies.