Friday, June 25, 2010

Cookie Carnival: Raspberry Jam Thumbprints

Part two of the carnival is here! I am starting to realize that I am not a huge jelly/jam person. I love it on toast or on a PB&J, but just a pile of jam on a cookie.... Eh... not for me. The cookie itself was incredible (you'd be hard pressed to offer me something made with almond paste that I didn't like!) and was good plain. But, I had a great solution for the not liking jam cookies dilemma...
Add melted bittersweet chocolate! DELICIOUS!

Raspberry Jam Thumbprints
Cooking Light

3/4 cup (3 ounces) grated almond paste
2/3 cup sugar
5 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg white
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (about 5 1/2 ounces)
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons Raspberry Refrigerator Jam
Preheat oven to 325°.

Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper; secure to baking sheet with masking tape.

Place first 3 ingredients in a bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed for 4 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg white; beat well.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Add flour and salt to almond paste mixture; beat at low speed until well blended. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and shape dough into 36 (1-inch) balls. Place balls 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheets, and press thumb into center of each cookie, leaving an indentation. Bake at 325° for 10 minutes or until golden.

Remove cookies from pans; cool on wire racks. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon Raspberry Refrigerator Jam into center of each cookie.


The McBride Family said...

Yum with the chocolate! I thought for sure you were going to say nutella!! Just b/c we're not in Germany you ARE still aloud to use nutella you know!! HEE HEE!! Look good once again!

Shelby said...

Yum! You could fill it with nutella also....ummm. I need some cookie comfort. lol

Shelby said...

LOL, silly me, I should have read Monica's comment first! ;-p

Ingrid_3Bs said...

I guess if you're a chocolate lover it makes everything better. :)

Eliana said...

These look awesome with chocolate :)

Wende said...

I am not a cookie with jam person I either. I like your solution. So much more yummy!

Bob said...

You know, I don't think I've ever had a thumbprint cookie. I know I've never made them, but that's mostly because I too am not really a mouthful of jam person. The chocolate on there would definitely do it for me though. Heh.

Tiffiny Felix said...

I made the S'more bars, but not these...After seeing your picture with the chocolate in the center I think I'm sad! ;)

Tessa said...

Chocolate and almond do sound like a pretty good pair :-) Glad you could adapt the cookies. They look great! I didn't make these because I had trouble finding the almond paste.

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