What other color can feel so Christmesy and festive other than red. I as you all know am in full festive mood and so made these bright and red Raspberry thumbprint cookies to feel even more happier. My son jumped after having a look and made my life hell for a few minutes because I was clicking and he had to wait to have a bite. The cookies are crispy, melt in your mouth and I would highly recommend this recipe. The cookies keep well for a day in an airtight container as the jam makes them a little soggy when left for a long time. I suggest making the dough and bake as much cookies you need and refrigerate the remaining dough and thaw the dough for a few minutes before baking the cookies again. This recipe will give approx 20-22 cookies. Here is the recipe.
All you need is
All purpose flour - 150 g
Unsalted butter - 100 g
Powdered sugar - 75 g
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
Raspberry jam - 1\4 cup ( you can use any jam of your choice )
Method of preparation
Melt the jam in a microwave.
Keep aside to come to room temperature.
Pre heat the oven to 180 degree C.
Whisk sugar and butter in the bowl of your electric beater til light and fluffy. ( approx 5 minutes on high speed )
Add the vanilla extract and mix well.
Add all purpose flour and combine to form a soft dough.
Make 20-22 equal size balls from the dough.
Layer them on a cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
Make an indentation in the center of the balls using your thumb.
Bake the cookies for 10 minutes.
Take out the tray from the oven and drop little jam in the center of the cookies.
Bake again for 4-6 minutes, till the cookies become slightly brown from the sides.
Remove from the oven and cool on the tray for 2-3 minutes.
Transfer the cookies on a cooling rack and cool completely.
Store in an airtight container.