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

Glaze -
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. 

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