Thumbprint cookies are fun for kids to make, Have some fun with you kids and enjoy some delicious cookies.
- Heat oven to 350°F.
- Make filling: cut stems from figs, pulse figs in food processor until coarsely chopped, add walnuts and pulse until both are finely chopped; Transfer to bowl and stir in remaining filling ingredients.
- Make dough: Beat butter, brown sugar, egg yolk and vanilla in mixing bowl at medium speed until light and fluffy; at low speed, beat in flour just until blended, gather dough into a ball in bowl.
- Spread sugar on a plate,Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar; place balls 2-inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets; flatten slightly.
- Press a 3/4-inch wide indentation in center of each with thumb; fill each with a rounded 1/2 teaspoon of filling; bake until edges are golden, 10 minutes; cool on wire racks.
This wonderful cookie reminded me of a kolacky more than a thumbprint cookie because of the very fruity filling. It was delicious and so easy to eat more than we should have. I think that this recipe could revolve around more than just figs, and I will try it with other dried fruit like mangos, cranberries, etc. Great recipe Barb, and easy to make.