Jam Filled Thumbprint Cookies (2 recipes)

So for tea today, I decided to make some cookies. Easy cookies! Something where I didn’t have to take my food processor out (I love it’s convenience but hate the washing!). And that’s when I came across a large number of  Jam Filled Thumbprint Cookies recipes, online. I can easily say I spent more time deciding which recipe to choose from, than what it actually took to prepare the batter and bake these cookies. Finally, I mixed and combined a few recipes together and came out with not one, but 2 jam filled thumbprint cookies. 🙂 One with custard powder and the other without. One using powdered sugar, the other using normal sugar. I mixed many recipes together and finally did it the way I like it.

The name ‘thumbprint’ comes from the fact that you use your thumb to make an indentation into each ball of dough which is then filled with some jam. The best part is that these delights are very easy to make and you can use any filling you prefer – your choice of jam, marmalade, or even chocolate spread. 🙂

In the picture the yellow cookies are the custard powder ones and the white are the ones without custard powder (like duh!).  But let me assure you, you really don’t need the custard powder…both were perfect and tasted more or less the same.

And oh yea… you might be wondering about the shape of the cookies..I know they’re not the perfect round. I take the blame, totally! Like I said, I made 2 types and then thanks to my laziness, I put them all into the same baking tray so that they could all get baked at once. And alas, when they went into the oven and started to expand a little, they kind of started kissing one another. 🙂 ( not like I didn’t expect it, but still impatience took over!) So please don’t go by the looks of the cookies….you NEED to try these.

Note : Once baked, please leave it out to rest and cool for atleast 10 minutes because the jam will be piping hot!

JAM FILLED THUMBPRINT COOKIES ( this is the one with custard powder) 

Ingredients

  • Flour – 1 cup
  • Powdered sugar – 1/3 cup
  • Custard powder – 1/3 cup
  • Baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Butter – 1/2 cup (i.e. 1 stick, or 115 grams, or 4 oz. or about 8-10 tablespoons)
  • Vanilla essence – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Milk – 2 tablespoon
  • Salt -1/4 teaspoon
  • Your choice of  Jam

Method

Preheat oven to 180° C ( 360° F).

Beat butter and powdered sugar until creamy (I just mixed it by hand). To this, add vanilla essence.

In another bowl, mix flour and baking powder well. Then mix custard powder to it too.

Mix the butter and sugar mixture to the flour and knead to form a soft dough adding milk.

Roll into small balls and slightly flatten with your palm.

Make a depression in the center with your thumb and fill in 1/2 teaspoon of filling (Jam, chocolate) into each depression.

Arrange cookies on a slightly greased cooking sheet (or else use parchment paper or wax paper),  keeping  some distance and bake for about 15 minutes. 

JAM FILLED THUMBPRINT COOKIES (#2 – the easier one b’cos it calls for less ingredients and you don’t have to powder the sugar)

Ingredients

  • Flour – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom Powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Baking Soda – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt -1/4 teaspoon
  • Butter – 1/2 cup (i.e. 1 stick, or 115 grams, or 4 oz. or about 8-10 tablespoons)

Method

Preheat oven to 180° C ( 360° F)

In a bowl, add all the dry ingredients and mix well.

To this, add the butter and start kneading the dough. The dough should come together and it will be quite soft.

Roll into small balls and slightly flatten with your palm.

Make a depression in the center with your thumb and fill in 1/2 teaspoon of filling (Jam, chocolate) into each depression.

Arrange cookies on a slightly greased cooking sheet (or else use parchment paper or wax paper),  keeping  some distance and bake for about 15 minutes. 

Caution: Don’t forget to cool the cookies for at least 10 minutes or be sure to burn your tongue! 😦

Enjoy!!

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