PERFECT THUMBPRINT COOKIES
My mother, Pauline, made really nice thumbprint cookies, but I never wrote down her recipe. I knew the ingredients, but unless you have the right proportions, you won't get that perfect melt-in-your-mouth texture. So, I did an image search and found a recipe that looked very similar, credited to a great-grandma named Mitzi. Since my last name is Mitzewich, that pretty much sealed the deal. In case you can't decide between a shortbread-focused cookie and a more jammy one, here's how to make both.
Provided by Chef John
Number Of Ingredients 11
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
- Mix butter and powdered sugar together with a rubber spatula until creamy. Add vanilla extract, almond extract, salt, and egg yolk. Mix with the spatula. Add flour and blend until just combined.
- Use a sorbet scoop to portion dough into 1/2-ounce (1-tablespoon) balls. Roll balls in a plate of white sugar to coat; roll again between your palms. Place several inches apart on a silicone-lined baking sheet. Flatten balls lightly with your fingers.
- To make shortbread cookies with a little jam, poke a well into each cookie using the end of a thick wooden spoon dusted with powdered sugar or using one of your fingers. Fill cookies with fruit jam. Tap baking sheet against the counter to let jam settle.
- Bake in the preheated oven until tops are barely blonde and bottoms are slightly golden, about 15 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack before icing.
- Meanwhile, mix powdered sugar with a little milk until you have a consistency that will hold its shape when piped. Pipe icing on top of cookies in a zigzag pattern. Let sit for 15 minutes before serving.
- For a more jam-forward cookie, press your thumb into the cookies to make large, shallow indentations. Spoon in jam. Tap baking sheet against the counter.
- Bake until not quite golden brown, about 15 minutes. Let rest on pan for 5 minutes before transferring a wire rack. Dust with powdered sugar.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 138.9 calories, Carbohydrate 22.8 g, Cholesterol 22.5 mg, Fat 4.9 g, Fiber 0.3 g, Protein 1 g, SaturatedFat 3 g, Sodium 33.2 mg, Sugar 15.1 g
I started looking for a thumbprint recipe and found this one I have changed it a bit to fit my families tastes. These are a great holiday cookies. I have also dyed the dough orange for Halloween. These are very versatile.
Provided by Leanne
Yield 32-40 cookies
Number Of Ingredients 8
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Beat margarine and sugar together until fluffy; add vanilla and egg and beat well.
- Stir in flour and baking powder.
- Roll into balls and press thumb into the middle of the cookie, fill with half a tsp or so of jelly.
- Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 106.5, Fat 4.5, SaturatedFat 0.9, Cholesterol 5.8, Sodium 60.4, Carbohydrate 15.4, Fiber 0.3, Sugar 7.9, Protein 1.1
BAKE AND SLICE THUMBPRINT COOKIES
Thumbprint cookies just got a lot easier with this bake and slice version. Instead of pressing divots into multiple mounds of cookie dough and filling each with jam, we shaped the dough into a log with a trough and flooded the center in one go. We used raspberry and apricot jam, but it's easy to swap out for whatever you have on hand. Once the cookie logs are baked, let them cool and then slice into strips.
Provided by Food Network Kitchen
Yield about 30 cookies
Number Of Ingredients 9
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
- Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.
- Add the butter and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or a large bowl if using a hand mixer). Beat on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the dry ingredients and beat until just combined.
- Turn out the dough onto a floured surface and flatten into a disk. Divide into 4 equal portions. Roll each portion into a cylinder about 10 inches long and 1-inch wide. Transfer the cylinders to the prepared baking sheets. Lightly press the tops of the cylinders with your fingers to flatten.
- Press the handle of wooden spoon with a 1/2-inch thick handle into the center of each cylinder to create a long trough about 1/2-inch deep, leaving a small border all around. (The cylinders will spread to about 1 1/2 inches wide.) (See Cook's Note.)
- Put the raspberry jam in a small piping bag and pipe it into the indentations of 2 of the cylinders. Repeat with the apricot jam and the remaining 2 cylinders.
- Bake until the edges of the cylinders are golden, 22 to 25 minutes, rotating the pans from top to bottom halfway through. Transfer the baking sheets to wire racks to cool, about 10 minutes.
- Carefully transfer each cylinder to a cutting board and cut them on the diagonal into 1-inch pieces. Transfer the cookies to the wire rack and cool completely.
CLASSIC THUMBPRINT COOKIES
- HEAT oven to 350 degrees F. Adjust rack to middle position. Coat two cookie sheets lightly with no-stick cooking spray.
- BEAT brown sugar and shortening in medium bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed for 2 minutes or until fluffy. Scrape down sides of bowl. Add egg yolks, water, vanilla and salt. Beat until well combined. Add flour on low speed until well blended.
- BEAT egg whites in a shallow bowl until foamy. Place pecans in a separate shallow bowl. Measure about 2 teaspoons dough for each cookie. Roll into balls. Dip each dough ball into egg whites, then roll into pecans. Place on prepared cookie sheet. Using the back of a teaspoon or your thumb, make a rounded indentation in the top of each cookie.
- BAKE 10 minutes. Remove from oven. It may be necessary to create the indentation once again with a spoon. Place about 1 teaspoon preserves into the indentation of each cookie. Bake an additional 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven. Cool on baking sheet for several minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.
SWEET & NUTTY THUMBPRINT COOKIES
These cookies are one of the most requested. The kids love to help you make these. And they REALLY love to eat them!
Provided by MizzNezz
Yield 20 cookies
Number Of Ingredients 9
- Heat oven to 350*.
- Cream sugar, shortening, butter, vanilla and egg yolk.
- Stir in flour and salt until dough holds together.
- Shape into 1 inch balls.
- Beat egg white slightly.
- Dip each cookie ball in the egg white; roll in the nuts.
- Place 1 inch apart on cookie sheet.
- Press thumb deeply in center of each.
- Bake until light brown, about 8-10 minutes.
- Remove from cookie sheet, cool.
- Fill thumbprints with jelly.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 110.6, Fat 7.8, SaturatedFat 2.5, Cholesterol 15.4, Sodium 88.2, Carbohydrate 8.8, Fiber 0.6, Sugar 3, Protein 1.9
HOLIDAY THUMBPRINT COOKIES
Speckled with chopped nuts and topped with a candied cherry, these tender cookies will disappear fast.-Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Provided by Taste of Home
Yield 2 dozen.
Number Of Ingredients 4
- Shape cookie mix into 1-in. balls; roll in egg white, then in pecans. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in the center of each ball. Fill with a candied cherry half. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets., Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 111 calories, Fat 7g fat (3g saturated fat), Cholesterol 19mg cholesterol, Sodium 58mg sodium, Carbohydrate 12g carbohydrate (6g sugars, Fiber 1g fiber), Protein 1g protein.
THUMBPRINTS WITH DULCE DE LECHE, NUTELLA OR JAM
Thumbprints are the simplest of cookies, but these are packed with flavor from freshly toasted nuts, each paired with its own filling: pecans with dulce de leche (or homemade caramel sauce, if you have some on hand), hazelnuts with Nutella, or pistachios with a festive pool of red currant jelly in the center. Choose a single combination, or make a batch of each. These cookies benefit from forming the thumbprint halfway through baking, but if you can't take the heat, let the dough soften a bit and then press the thumbprints into the dough before baking.
Provided by Susan Spungen
Categories snack, cookies and bars, dessert
Yield 3 dozen cookies
Number Of Ingredients 9
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spread the hazelnuts or pecans out on a small baking sheet and cook in oven, shaking several times, until toasted, 10 to 12 minutes. If using hazelnuts, transfer to a bowl to cool, cover with a folded dish towel, then rub off the skins. (No need to toast the pistachios.)
- Once cooled, transfer the nuts to a food processor, preferably a mini one. Add 2 teaspoons flour and pulse just until nuts are finely ground, being careful not to overprocess.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and granulated sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes, scraping bowl as needed. Add egg yolks and vanilla, and beat on medium-high speed until well combined, about 2 minutes, scraping the bowl a few times as needed.
- Add 1/2 cup ground nuts, the salt and the remaining 2 1/4 cups flour; beat on low speed just until combined, then increase speed and beat until dough starts to clump together. Scrape the bowl and fold a few times to make sure everything is well mixed. Wrap dough in plastic wrap, flatten into a disk, and chill until firm, at least 1 hour and up to 3 days.
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Pinch off small pieces of dough the size of a rounded tablespoon (about 20 grams each) and roll the top half of each one in the remaining ground nuts. Place a few inches apart on parchment- or silicone mat-lined baking sheets. Chill in the freezer until firm, about 10 minutes.
- Bake for 8 minutes, remove from oven and make a thumbprint in each cookie. Bake until golden brown on the bottom, and nuts are looking toasty but not burned, 6 to 8 minutes longer. Let cool a few minutes on the baking sheets and transfer to wire racks to cool further. While the cookies are still a little warm, fill each one with about 1/2 teaspoon of filling, and cool completely. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt. Cookies will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
DOUBLE-CHOCOLATE THUMBPRINT COOKIES
Deeply chocolaty like devil's food cake, speckled with sugar on the outsides and filled with soft chocolate or jam in the centers, these cookies are a double pleasure: delightful to eat and fun to make. While "thumbprints" is an adorable name, it's a misnomer: You use every part of your hands to form these. The cookies need to be pinched, patted, rolled around and poked before they're sent into the oven. It's a great project to do with kids - small thumbs are perfect for forming little dimples in the dough. What you fill the centers with is up to you. Chocolate with chocolate is great - naturally pink ruby chocolate is particularly pretty - and jam is delicious, too.
Provided by Dorie Greenspan
Categories cookies and bars, dessert
Yield About 40 cookies
Number Of Ingredients 11
- Make the cookies: Whisk together the flour, salt and cinnamon in a small bowl.
- Place a heatproof medium bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water; don't let the water touch the bottom of the bowl. Drop in the chunks of butter and scatter over the chocolate. Heat, stirring now and then, until the butter and chocolate are melted, but not so hot that they separate, 5 to 7 minutes.
- Remove the bowl from the saucepan and whisk in the sugar. (Don't be alarmed when the mixture turns grainy.) One by one, add the cold eggs, whisking vigorously until the mixture is thick and smooth, and the whisk leaves tracks. Beat in the vanilla, then switch to a spatula and add the flour in 3 additions, stirring gently between each addition, until the flour disappears into the dough. Press a piece of plastic wrap against the surface of the dough and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 4 days.
- When you're ready to bake, center a rack in the oven and heat it to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Put the sanding or granulated sugar in a small bowl and, if you've got one, have a cork from a wine bottle at hand.
- Using a small cookie scoop or measuring spoon, scoop mounds of dough, each a scant tablespoon. Roll the dough into balls and then roll the balls in the sugar to coat. Place the balls on the baking sheets, giving them 1½ inches or so of space to spread. Press the cork into the center of each cookie or use your thumb to make an indentation.
- Bake 1 sheet for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies feel firmish. Transfer the baking sheet to a rack. The indentations will have puffed in the oven, so you'll want to press them down again. Repeat with the second sheet. Let cookies cool completely.
- Fill the prints: Melt milk, dark or ruby chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water. If using white chocolate, add oil before melting and stir until smooth. While the chocolate is still warm and fluid, use a small spoon to fill each indentation to the brim, letting the chocolate fall from the end of the spoon. Slide the cookies into the refrigerator for about 10 minutes to set the chocolate. The cookies will keep for about 5 days in a covered container at room temperature.
NEW MEXICO'S CLOTCHKY (THUMBPRINT COOKIES)
NEW MEXICO: Munch your way across the USA. Bennie Shaw, the state of New Mexico is now represented. This recipe is from "Capitol Cookies" with recipes from every state capital & Washington, DC. this recipe was submitted by Calvary Chapel de Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Maureen Nash, Chairperson. I personally have not made these so, Bennie, if you make these, let us know if they make your state proud.
Provided by Bea L. @BeachChic
Number Of Ingredients 10
- Whip together cream cheese and butter. Add flour. Roll dough into a long log and wrap in waxed paper. Chill until firm.
- Slice into 1/4" slices. Put thumbprint in middle of each slice once slices are placed onto cookie sheet.
- Spoon 1/2 teaspoon jam into thumbprint of each slice. Bake until golden in a 350-degree oven for 10 minutes. Cool. Sprinkle with sifted powdered sugar.
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