Sunday, May 12, 2013

Nutty Jam Thumbprint Cookies


Nutty Jam Thumbprint Cookies ... Celebrate Mother's Day in a special way with these delicious nutty cookies. These thumbprint cookies are made with a soft cookie dough, formed into balls, rolled in nuts and filled with jam. Perfect to make any occasion special!


Happy Mother's Day!


Nutty Jam Thumbprint Cookies
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Makes : 18 cookies


Ingredients :
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp.  vanilla essence
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup peanuts or any nuts, coarsely chopped
  • Strawberry jam, as required

Method :
  • Preheat oven to 350 F / 180 C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and creamy.
  • Add egg and vanilla essence, beat well until combined.
  • Add sifted flour and beat just until combined.
  • Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of mixture into peanuts. Roll into balls.
  • Place on baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches space between each cookie.
  • Press thumb or end of a wooden spoon into center of each cookie to make an indentation / well, do not press all the way to the cookie sheet.
  • Using a teaspoon, fill each indentation / well with little jam, being careful not to overfill.
  • Bake for 12 - 14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. 
  • Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely. 
Notes :
  • The dough will be quite soft. If it is too soft to make balls, refrigerate for few minutes until firm enough to handle.
  • Leave plenty of room between each unbaked cookie as they will spread out a bit as they bake.
  • Use your favorite nuts and jam for the coating and filling.
  • These cookies are good even without jam.
  • Jam filled cookies can be stored for a couple of days while the plain cookies for about a week.
Recipe adapted from : Cherry Nut Biscuits


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Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!

34 comments :

  1. really tempting cookies. nicely done.

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  2. Yummilicious and crisp cookies :) Looks too good and delectable..

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  3. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Bonitos e deliciosos.
    ¸╭•⊰✿¸.

    Bom domingo!
    Feliz Dia das Mães!
    Beijinhos.♡ღ

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  5. Favourite type of cookie :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  6. Ambreen they look so cute and the plate looks like a greeting card love the idea:))

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  7. these look delicious! i love the combination of nuts and jam!

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  8. Those cookies are so pretty..

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  9. G'day and YUM! I could go for some now!
    Cheers! Joanne
    What's On The List
    http://www.whatsonthelist.net

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  10. I love cookie with jam and your look perfect.

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  11. I love cookies with jam and yours are calling my name to grab a few :)

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  12. very cute looking cookies... love ur platter as well... :)

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    1. Thank you so much everyone for your sweet notes :)

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  14. well presented dear.. will try it..

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  15. Awesome cookies, sounds delicious :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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  16. Happy Mother's day to you! These cookies are decadently gorgeous!

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  17. The cookies are absolutely mouthwatering and Happy belayed Mother's Day to you too Ambreen!

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  18. yum yum.. and the platter is So beautiful :) thanks for sharing!!

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  19. Beautiful thumbprint cookies Ambreen. And belated Happy Mother's Day to you :)

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  20. Very impressive cookies you have made Ambreen!

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  21. Fabulous cookies Ambreen....lovely

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  22. U have a lovely blog..
    First time here...Happy to follow u :)

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  23. I love the recipes you have included in your blog they all look delicious.

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    1. Thanks PT, Eric, Divya, Jehanne, Katerina, Khadija, easyfoodsmith, Familycook, Faseela :)

      Thanks Saranya for following :)

      Thank you Soha for your sweet words :)

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  24. These really look delicious and they are so pretty too. Thanks for sharing them with us on foodie friday.

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  25. Hi,
    I found your post on Foodie Friday. Your cookies look delicious. Hope you get the chance to check out my NY Cheesecake.
    Annamaria

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  26. Wishing you a peaceful Memorial Day Weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  27. Hi Ambreen,

    These are lovely and yummy looking. I would like to invite you to share your favorite projects/crafts/fashion/photography/recipes/humor/personal advice/blog tips and tricks at Pin It Monday Hop, It's a Pinterest Party (Link). Come over, have fun and get pinned. I hope to see you there.

    Judy
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Thank you for visiting and brightening my day with your sweet comments. I try my best to respond to your comments ASAP, though it might take some time to get back to you.

Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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