Prep 30 mins
Cook 7 mins
A different take on a classic cookie, wonderful for valentine's day, a new recipe from BH&G. I used extra jam in mine and drizzled them with a glaze.
- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened (no substitues)
- 1⁄4 cup granulated sugar
- 1⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4-1⁄3 cup seedless raspberry preserves (or your choice of jam or preserves)
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- In a large bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.
- Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Beat until combined, scraping the sides of bowl occasionally.
- Beat in egg, milk, and vanilla until combined.
- Beat in as much flour as you can with mixer.
- Stir in any remaining flour by hand.
- Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls.
- For each cookie, place 2 dough balls side by side with one side touching on an ungreased or parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Press thumbs into each ball to form an indentation in each Press in center of each with thum and taper bottom of cookie with fingers to form heart shape.
- Repeat with remaining dough balls leaving about 2 inches between cookies.
- Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
- Remove from oven transfer to a wire rack.
- While warm, fill each indentation with jam.
- Cool completely.
- Make 24-30 cookies depending on size of the dough balls you make.
These were very good--though I may stick with more of a shortbread for my next batch of thumbprint cookies. (The technique for making the hearts worked very well!) The cookie base almost tasted like a Newton to me, which is not what I was going for! Thank you for the cute cookies!
I made this recipe for Valentine's Day with my 3-year old and our family loved the cookies!
First and foremost, these cookies do not need to be as labor intensive as written! Just make a little bigger ball and press thumbs in twice to make the heart shape. Make sure you make deep impressions because the cookies puff up a little when baked. After baking, I used a spoon to press the impressions again to make them a little deeper.
I made the dough as written but subbed almond extract for the vanilla. I also used cherry preserves because these were for Valentine's day and we love cherry!
This recipe was very easy and my 3-year old helped make the dough and his attention was held the whole time! He enjoyed running the stand mixer.
Great recipe! A keeper!
Please note that I am reviewing the method of forming the cookies, not the recipe, as I used a different Thumbprint recipe. I made these for Valentines Day, some for my husband and I, some for him to share at work, and some to take to a dinner. I was very happy with the results. They are soooooo cute. Slightly labor intensive, but it was for a special occasion so that's ok. I rolled out 1/2 inch balls, as I was working with a different recipe and needed a slightly smaller size. They still turned out great.