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).