This and that: Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies.

I decided to have a cookie exchange this year and was going through my recipes for different cookies that I could make.  I really wanted to make sand tarts but was very got  frustrated trying to make them as the cookies didn't want to come out of the tart shells... so decided to make thumbprint cookies instead with the dough.  These cookies taste like short bread cookies with jam... I had gotten some royal fig preserve from my Foodie Pen Pal and thought this was perfect for these cookies. The recipe I received from my cousin and I am not sure where she got it from.

Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies

1 cup margarine
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg
2 1/2 cup flour
jam/jelly/preserve (I used Royal Fig Preserve)
Icing ( made of 1 tsp butter, 1 cup powdered sugar and enough milk to make icing runny)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Whip margarine and sugar together.  Add eggs and beat until fluffy.  Add flour slowly and beat until ingredients are mixed.  Roll dough into 1 inch balls, place on cookie sheet.  Press thumb in center of cookie. Add approximately 1 tsp of jam/jelly/preserves into thumbprint mark.  Bake for 5 - 7 minutes. Cool cookies on baking rack.  Once cookies are cooled, drizzle icing over them.

once cool, drizzle icing over cookies 

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  1. Beautiful thumbprint cookies I am in love with it.

  2. I love shortbread cookies! These look so delicious! I made Molasses cookies this weekend and they have a thumbprint filled with jam also!

    1. I love shortbread too.. I still have to make real shortbread before Christmas... but have no idea what I will do with all the cookies I have baked. Your molasses cookies with jam sound good too.

  3. Thanks for sharing at FFF this week. I have not seen a shortbread thumbprint. How different and yummy!!
    Dawn aka Spatulas on parade

  4. I fell in love with these cookies when I seen them come through Facebook. Perfect share for Foodie Friends Friday.

  5. These look SO good. Love shortbread cookies during Christmas :)


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