Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Thumb print cookies

Admire The Husband at work! My hands couldn't handle the piping bag with this stiff dough so DH came to the rescue and piped his first ever cookies! Hurray!
These adorable cookies could easily live under the name of S'mores, almost all of the 40 bite-size cookies disappeared in one sitting....
These thumb prints are slightly Swedish, I used lingonberry jelly and hjortron jelly to fill. (The remainder of my treasures, however the lingonberry jam can also be found at Ikea).

(for conversions see column on the right hand side)

150 gr softened butter
100 gr sugar
1 ts vanilla extract
3 tbs milk
1/4 ts salt
225 gr pastry flour

Pretty straight forward directions: Mix butter, sugar, vanilla, milk and salt. Add flour and knead (use a spoon first and switch to manual later on). This dough needs a firm kneading, make sure it is all supple and soft and the flour is completely incorporated, lightly dust your work surface with some flour if needed. I think that the stiffness of my dough was a result of not kneading enough. Transfer dough to a piping bag fitted with a XXX , pipe small dots on a prepared bakingsheet, press a hole in the middle with your thumb (or use the back of a spoon) and fill with the jam of your choice. Bake for 12-15 minutes in a preheated oven (180C).


  1. Oh yummy! They look a bit like spritzen? Is the recipe the same? I love cookies with jam in the middle. I think I feel some baking coming on!

  2. Complimenten voor je husband, die zien er heel mooi en regelmatig uit zeg, professioneel hoor! En -wat belangrijker is- ze zien er vooral heel erg lekker uit, kan me voorstellen dat die zo verdwenen zijn.

  3. Karen,
    "The Husband" did a great job! Isn't that why we have Husbands around the kitchen - to open jars and reach the high things in the cabinets and other such things?? I have some lingonberry jam I bought in Bishop Hill (near my home town)! We used it while cooking some goose, but these cookies look much more appealing! You know me and cookies. I never met a cookie I didn't like! Sue

  4. I'd say DH is a pastry chef! Those are really beautiful cookies! And who did the thumb print?
    I only had my first lingonberry jam a couple of years ago. It is really really good. Funny thing, I found it at Ikea!

  5. Carière gemist, KJ !!
    Wacht met smart op jouw blog, Kok en koekjes ...(als er maar chocola op/in zit , nietwaar?)
    Goed getraind , Karen !

  6. Af en toe heb je gewoon brute kracht nodig in de keuken en dan zijn die mannen best handig ;-)

    Mooie koekjes, Karen!

  7. Wat zien die koekjes er overheerlijk uit zeg!!
    En ik sluit me aan bij Gea ;o))


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