Sunday, December 15, 2013

Mama's Test Kitchen: Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint jam cookies
I decided to take a break from all the crafting and got in the kitchen to bake one of my favorite cookies. These thumbprint cookies were easy to make - only had a handful of ingredients - and tasted delicious warm out of the oven. Anna and Will helped, but I use the term "help" loosely with kids in the kitchen. Because really, I could have made these cookies faster and kept the place tidier WITHOUT their help, but Anna did seem to like dumping the ingredients into the mixer + making little dents into the dough with her thumb. It was worth the extra trouble...and now I can say that I baked with the kids!

The recipe makes 22 tiny cookies so I would double the recipe because you can always freeze the dough, which was what I did.

Have you been baking lately?  'Tis the Season!
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A review on Thumb Print Cookies:
Result: 4 out of 4 stars.
Will I make it again: Absolutely.
Chef's Notes: At first I used just the egg yolk, per the recipe, but my dough just wasn't sticking together. It was more like crumbs. So I added the egg white and it formed a perfectly round dough. Also, I made a rookie mistake of putting too much strawberry spread on the cookies. They still tasted good, but not pretty to look at. I also just want to say that these cookies are buttery, like shortbread, and can be eaten without any spreads at all.

5 comments:

  1. So yeah, these odd looking cookies overflowing with strawberry jelly (that the kids asked to be scraped off) were crazy good. I found myself getting noticeably upset when we had eaten them all. Why in the world did she make so few?? Why is life so unfair? Why Santa, why?

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  2. Mmm, these look great and seems easy enough to make!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  3. Laffs at Father Time. Will Santa get any of these cookies? Hmm?

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  4. Those look soooo good! We have a snow day today so it's a good day to start baking. I have to add this to my list of cookies to make.
    Thanks for sharing! - Eva

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  5. These cookies are fabulous! The cookie itself is light and airy, and the confectioners' sugar makes the cookies even more elegant!

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