This Friday I am giving an open house for my neighborhood ladies for a Cookie Gingerbread Open House. We are new to the neighborhood and I thought it would be a great way to meet some of the neighbors. This recipe goes with me where ever I go…it is our favorite little thumbprint cookie and reeks of butter with the delicious flavor of the raspberry jam in the center. So easy to make (especially using the Thumbie to make the indentions).
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teas salt
2 teas vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup of raspberry jam or preserves (love Trader Jo’s brand)
Combine butter and sugar and beat until well combined about 2 minutes. Add the vanilla and salt and beat on medium for about a min. Add the flour and mix in until all is incorporated with butter mixture. Form 1″ balls and place on baking sheet.
Make indention with thumb or the Thumbie (which can be purchased from Etsy shop, “Chocolate Castles for $3.00). Put about 1/4 teas of raspberry jam in center of indention. I also sprinkled red colored sugar over the top of the cookies before baking.
Bake in a preheated 350 oven for about 10-12 min. Let cool and keep in air tight container. Makes 4 dozen