Monday, January 17, 2011

Elderberry Thumbprint Cookies

These cookies were for a friends wedding and I was so excited to bake outside the chocolate chip box! A wonderfully light shortbread cookie  baked with jam in the center. Lightly dusted with powdered sugar to give them a whispy look.
A very simple but elegant cookie. Beautiful for a wedding. 

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees

3/4 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup unbleached sugar
2 egg yolks
1 3/4 cups unbleached Flour
1/2 cup desired flavor of jam
2 TBSP powdered sugar

Mix together the butter, sugar and egg yolks. Mix in flour a little bit at a time until a soft dough forms. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. If dough is too soft, refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes. Using either your finger or a small circular utensil make an indent in the center of each cookie. Fill the hole with 1/2 teaspoon of preserves. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

While cooking dust with powdered sugar.

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