Thumbprint Cookies

Classic holiday baked sweets based on a simple shortbread cookie recipe.

Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour, 1/4 tsp salt, 3/4 cup softened unsalted butter, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 1/4 cup jam of your choice

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Sift flour and salt together.  In a separate bowl, mix the butter and sugar together until it becomes a creamy blend.

2.  Mix the flour into the sugar and butter mixture in parts.  The resulting dough should be crumbly but will hold together in your hands.

3.  Scoop a tablespoon size amount of dough into your hand and shape into a 1″ ball.  Using your thumb, press into it to create a small well.

4.  Place on a greased baking sheet 2″ apart.  Fill each well with a 1/2 tsp of jam.

5. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

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