Thursday, April 26, 2007

Barefoot Contessa's Jam Thumbprint cookies

Jessica and I made these cookies my first night in Utah. We also made 7-layer bars. these Thumbprint cookies came out fabulously and would make a lovelyl treat for something special. :)

3 Sticks butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg (beaten with 1 tablespoon water for egg wash)
7 ounces sweetened flaked coconut
Raspberry or Apricot Jam

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cream butter and sugar and then add vanilla and salt. Mix in the flour and then roll together into a flat disc.
3. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
4. Roll into 1 1/4 inch balls. Dip in egg wash and roll in coconut. Make a thumbprint in the center of each cookie and fill with 1/4 -1/2 teaspoon of jam.
5. Bake for 20 minutes, WATCHING CAREFULLY to keep from browning. Depending on your oven it may need less or more time, so it will take the first batch of discovering the right time for you.