Thumbprint Cookies

It’s been a wile since my last blog. Boy have I been up to my neck is stuff, but still, it’s no excuse. So today I bring to you  a wonderful recipe I took from one or my Sunset Books about cookies. I’m not very good at making an baking cookies – unless of course making goo counts-.

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The recipe for this beautiful cookies is as follows:

• 1cup of butter or margarine, soft
• 1/2 cups of firmly packed brown sugar
• 2 eggs
• 1/2 tsp of vanilla
• 1/4 tsp salt
• 2 1/2 cups of flour
• 1/2 cup of toasted rolled oats
• 3 to 4 tbsp of your preferred jam or jelly

* yields about 3 1/2 dozen

Preparing

In a bowl or electric mixer, I creamed the butter and sugar until light in color and fluffy looking. Separate the yolks from the whites. Beat the yolks and vanilla into the butter mixture; then add the sifted flour and salt. Make sure all is well mixed.

Shape the batter into balls of approximately 1 inch of diameter. Dip the ball in the whites an then roll on the oats. Place them on a cookie tray with some parchment paper about an inch apart. With your thumb or the tip of a spoon make a little dent in the center.

Fill each dent with your favorite jam and bake in an oven at 375° for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden. When done, set them aside to cool.

They should look something like this.

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I hope you enjoyed this post and tried this lush cookies at home. The jams I used were guava and nispero*

* This fruit is also known as masaranduba and sapotilla.