Jeweled Thumbprints Recipe
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Jeweled Thumbprints Recipe

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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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:72 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 72 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup raspberry or apricot preserves

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 78 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 39 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat butter and confectioners' sugar until blended. Beat in egg yolk and extract. Gradually beat in flour. Refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours or until firm.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Shape into 3/4-in. balls. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Press a deep indentation in center of each with your thumb.
  3. Bake 12-14 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove from pans to wire racks. Fill each with 1/4 teaspoon preserves; cool completely. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Freeze option: Freeze cookies, layered between waxed paper, in freezer containers. To use, thaw before serving.
Originally published as Jeweled Thumbprints in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p70

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 78 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 39 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 29, 2012

I added Vanilla instead of the almond extract and used stawberry jam. I also made up a icing and drizzled it over the cookies after they cooled. Excellent and my two sons and husband could not eat them fast enough!

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Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

I liked these cookies, but i think they had a little too much almond extract. my parents loved them!

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Reviewed Dec. 15, 2008

I'll be making these tomorrow (12/16/08) to give as Christmas gifts. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

Sincerely,

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