the Pence family cookbook

Thumbprint Jam Cookies

dessert cookie jam



1. Cream butter using a mixer with a paddle attachment on medium. Add sugar, beat until smooth. Add egg, yolk, vanilla one at a time, mix until incorporated.

2. Combine flour, salt, and ground walnuts in a separate bow and mix. Slowly add to the butter. Mix until dough pulls away from the slide of the bowl. Knead a few times, wrap in plastic and chill 1 hour.

3. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease or parchment a cookie sheet.

4. Roll dough into 1" balls. Place on cookie sheet 2" apart. Make an indentation in the center of each with your thumb. Fill with a generous 1/4 tsp. of jam.

5. Bake until edges are golden brown, 14-15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to rest for a minute before transferring to a rack to cool. Top with additional jam if desired.

Makes 3 dozen.

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