Saturday, July 10, 2010

Apricot thumbprint cookies

Apricot thumbprint cookies / Biscoitinhos de geléia de damasco

I’ll be honest with you: I made these cookies to use up the apricot jam in my fridge; after making a tart, some small cakes and these cookies I still have some around – I wonder if someone splashed it with water or fed it after midnight... :)

Apricot thumbprint cookies
adapted from here

180g unsalted butter, softened
1 cup + 1 ½ tablespoons (218g) sugar
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1 egg
2 cups + 2 tablespoons (300g) all purpose flour, sifted
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ cup apricot jam

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F; line two large baking sheets with baking paper.

Place the butter, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until light and creamy. Add the egg and beat well. Using a spatula, stir through the flour and baking powder to form a dough. Roll 2 teaspoons of the mixture into balls and place onto prepared sheets 5cm (2in) apart.
Press deep dents into the middle of the balls with the back of a small teaspoon, wetting the spoon if the dough starts to stick – I thought it was easier to do that with my index fingertip.
Fill each of the indents with ½ teaspoon of jam and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden. Let cool in sheets for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack.

Makes 35 – I halved the recipe and still got 24


pam said...

I'm going to keep these in mind when I need to use up jam!

Satya said...

hi patricia,
this thumb print cookies r really cute ...looks very delicious..i am new to baking n i feel inspired by seeing ur collection ...u have a lovely space ,i am going to try some of them ...happy to find u ...
if u get time do visit my blog


Unknown said...

Hah! Those look good, and I have some jam that needs using up. :)

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Mark @ Cafe Campana said...

Very cool looking recipe. I think I would like to try this with all sorts of jams. I have some ginger marmalade in the fridge. This would be the perfect ingredient.

Torviewtoronto said...

Looks colourful and delicious

Bakericious said...

the cookies are nicely baked, look pretty and yummy

Patricia Scarpin said...

Pam, I hope you give these a try!

Satya, thank you for stopping by!

Lindsay, thank you! Hope you like the recipe!

Josh, I'll take a look. Tks!

Mark, thank you for stopping by! That marmalade sounds divine - I love ginger!

Torview Toronto, thank you for stopping by!

Jess, thank you!

Sarah said...

Such a smart idea! I'm going to make these to use up the leftover apricot jam in my fridge too. Yum!

Anonymous said...

These cookies have been dubbed "sunny-side up" cookies in my circles! They're delicious!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Sarah, thank you! I hope you like them!

Anonymous, that a nice name! I love it! ;D

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