May 27, 2009

Thumb Print Cookies

My son Brandon was home from school today so we got to spend some time together. Our favorite place is the kitchen, everybody in the house gravitates towards it.
He offered to help with cooking , so i offered to make his favorite cookies in return. We used to make those together when he was younger (he's 14 years old now) so it brought back lots of "do you remember when?" It was a great day.

So here they are Brandon's favorite cookies.


All- purpose flour 1 3/4 cups
Baking powder 1/2 tsp
Fine salt 1/2 tsp
Unsalted butter 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) room temperature
Superfine sugar (or if not available granulated sugar it's fine) 2/3 cup
and a little more for rolling
Large egg 1
Pure vanilla extract 1 tsp
Raspberry gem about 1/3 cup

Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicon mats.
Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together in a bowl.
In a different mixing bowl beat together the butter with the sugar on medium speed until creamy and light (about 5 minutes)

Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until just combined, lower the speed and beat the dry ingredients in two additions until just incorporated.
Using a small ice cream scoop or even a teaspoon, scoop the cookie dough in one inch balls ,and roll in sugar.
Place space well apart on baking sheet. With your thumb make "prints" in the middle of the cookies. I like to use a 1/4 measuring spoon, the prints are more uniform and I use the same measuring spoon to feel the cookies with gem.
The cookies should be placed well apart.
Bake for 15 minutes switching the positions (rotate the pans, the one in the top goes on the bottom and the one on the bottom on top) at half time. That will insure uniform backing.
And enjoy with a cup of tea and a " do you remeber when" trip.


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