Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Twelve Days of Goodies - Day 8

Thumbprint cookies are relatively easy to make and always look nice on a cookie display. And they are also easy to change up the flavor combination depending on what filling you choose.

Cherry Pecan Thumbprints

1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
1/3 cup Smuckers Black Cherry Spreadable Fruit

Preheat oven to 350.

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and extract.

Combine flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda together. Gradually add flour mixture to creamed mixture, alternating with the sour cream. Beat well after each addition and make sure dough is thoroughly combined.

Shape into 1 inch balls and roll in chopped pecans. (I will say I wish I had chopped my pecans a little finer then what I did)

Place on cookie sheet and use your thumb to create a small hole in the dough. If you wet your thumb a bit each time before using it, it helps stop the dough from sticking to you. Fill with jam.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly brown. I like the deep jewel color these cookies add to the plate. Enjoy!

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