Jeweled Thumbprints

Jeweled Thumbprints

"When I moved here from Malta more than 20 years ago, a kind neighbor lady took me under her wing and baked many cookies for me. This is one of her recipes that I treasure."
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35 m servings
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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg yolk and extract. Gradually add flour. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle. Roll into 3/4-in. balls. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in the center of each ball. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Fill with preserves.

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A good cookie that holds its shape well during baking. I did have to "re-indent" the center, but that was quick and easy enough. I piped ganache through a star-tip into the centers. A good re...

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Made these for the holidays. When they are fresh they are a little tough, but had one today (a week later) much moister. They have a really good buttery flavor. They didn't make as many as quote...

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A good cookie that holds its shape well during baking. I did have to "re-indent" the center, but that was quick and easy enough. I piped ganache through a star-tip into the centers. A good re...

Made these for the holidays. When they are fresh they are a little tough, but had one today (a week later) much moister. They have a really good buttery flavor. They didn't make as many as quote...

I Made these last year for the holidays and everyone loved them. I used a bunch of different flavored preserves.

Wonderful! I used unsalted butter and used royal icing instead of jam. I also hand blended with a fork from start to finish. I like to do this to keep the dough from getting tough. The cookies ...

Quick and easy treat for Christmas. I used an orange marmalade, raspberry jam, and even an apple jelly, and it worked well for my Christmas gifts!

Delicious! A little hard until they sat overnight in a container with the royal icing I made. Then perfect!

YUM yummmmm I am eating one of these right now!!! I have made these twice. It worked out really well to refrigerate the dough before I baked these. I have kept a log-o-dough wrapped up in parc...

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