Shortbread/ Jam Thumbrints

Rob loves shortbread.  I mean loves it.  We had searched high and low for a recipe that he would love enough for us to put it in “The Box”.  Only recipes that we really like make it to “The Box”.   There are certain foods that we want to have one go-to recipe for and shortbread was on the list.  We found it.  This shortbread is light and buttery.  Soft but with crispy edges.  As Rob says.. the best of both worlds!! 
One of the fun things about this particular recipe is that you can make Jam Thumbprints out of them as well.  Roll in a ball and shove your thumb making a little well for a dollop of jam.  Easy peasy, quick and easy!

3 sticks of butter
1 cup of sugar
1 tsp extract, it calls for vanilla but we are going to try almond as well
3 1/2 cups of flour
1/4 tsp kosher salt

Preheat oven to 350.  Cream together the butter and sugar, then add in the extract, then the flour and mix together until smooth.

Then you can decide what to do.. you can make it into a large cookie….

Make it into balls and squish them into bite sized cookies…..

Or you can make balls, and shove a thumb in and fill it with your favorite jam.  Here we have kiwi jam, strawberry rhubarb habanero and….. garlic jam.  Which is Robs favorite.

The finished product is light, soft and yummy….

Hope you like these..

Happy Baking!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. amy
    Dec 23, 2010 @ 07:01:17

    How many thumbprint cookies does your recipe make? Hoping to make them for Christmas. Thanks!


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