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Quince jam thumbprint butter cookies

Quince jam thumbprint butter cookies

Thumbprint butter cookies filled with quince jam and sprinkled with vanilla sugar, so soft and tasty. Grab some now, before the cookie monster eats them up!

Quince jam thumbprint butter cookies

Quince jam thumbprint butter cookies

I’m not trying to brag, but these thumbprint butter cookies are awesome! You know me, l do have quite a sweet tooth, unfortunately. I must thank Mother Nature that, in her kindnes, she cast a spell on me to keep fit despite the fact that l eat like a horse. I know, how lucky! Although, it’s all about craving here, if l don’t fancy sweets, they can stare at me for days and l won’t even come close to them. Unlike someone (you know who you are) who can’t sleep at night unless he finishes all the sweets ?

Making these cookies takes less time than it would take you to go to the corner shop and buy some nibbles. Some planning in advance would help actually, as having the ingredients at room temperature is what makes these cookies the softest, best cookies ever. If you don’t have quince jam, feel free to use any other jam or Turkish delight. Do you remember my Crescent rolls with strawberry jam? This quince jam would have worked really well with them too. Right, no more wasting time, let’s roll up the sleeves and bake some cookies!

Quince jam thumbprint butter cookies

Ingredients:

  • 200 g butter
  • 60 g icing sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 sachet of vanilla sugar
  • 300 g plain flour
  • 3 tbsp quince jam

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  • Cut the butter in small cubes, add them to a bowl together with the icing sugar and beat them with an electric hand mixer until you get a smooth paste.
  • Add the egg yolks, and beat for a further 30 seconds until the egg yolks are fully incorporated.
  • Time you got the hands dirty: add 1 sachet of vanilla sugar, vanilla extract and flour and, using your hands, mix all ingredients together until you get an easy-to-work-with-dough. Depending on the size of the eggs, you may need to add more or less flour, the dough should not be too hard, but neither too sticky. If the dough comes easily off your hands, then it has got the right consistency. So I would just add 250 grams of flour to begin with, and add more if needed. 
Quince jam thumbprint butter cookies

Quince jam thumbprint butter cookies

Quince jam thumbprint butter cookies

Quince jam thumbprint butter cookies

  • Oil a rectangle baking tray.
  • Using a large nozzle piping bag, pipe some dough on the baking tray, then gently press with your thumb in the middle of the cookie. Repeat until all the dough is finished.
Quince jam thumbprint butter cookies

Quince jam thumbprint butter cookies

  • Fill with quince jam, then bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, depending on your oven.
Quince jam thumbprint butter cookies

Quince jam thumbprint butter cookies

  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  • Sprinkle some vanilla sugar over the cookies.

Enjoy! ?

Quince jam thumbprint butter cookies

Quince jam thumbprint butter cookies

Quince jam thumbprint butter cookies

Quince jam thumbprint butter cookies

Quince jam thumbprint butter cookies

Quince jam thumbprint butter cookies

Quince jam thumbprint butter cookies

Quince jam thumbprint butter cookies

Quince jam thumbprint butter cookies

Quince jam thumbprint butter cookies

 

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Jane
    June 9, 2016 at 6:43 am

    Ahh, they were a childhood favourite of mine!
    Although these are way fancier as ours were never piped šŸ™‚
    Janie x

    • Reply
      Daniela Apostol
      June 9, 2016 at 6:54 am

      Thank you, Jane! They are indeed favourite among little ones, fun to make and also tasty.

  • Reply
    Azlin Bloor
    June 9, 2016 at 10:38 am

    I love how pretty your cookies look. Using the star nozzle is so much better than blobs, great idea!

  • Reply
    Mark, Compass & Fork
    June 9, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    I love fig jam and it is underrated in my view. So anything with fig jam in the recipe immediately grabs my attention. These little cookies look great and I don’t think you are bragging, they do look awesome.

  • Reply
    Priya
    June 9, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    wow! they are so cute! i love jam thumbprint cookies <3

  • Reply
    Millie Thom
    June 17, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    I can just imagine little hands reaching out for these – big hands, too, come to think of it. They look incredibly pretty, and the dough sounds a little like the type used for the Melting Moments recipe. I haven’t made them for years, so I can’t quote the exact recipe, but it was a very soft, melt-in-the-mouth result, like these. Lovely shape, too, Daniela.

    • Reply
      Daniela Apostol
      June 17, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      Thank you, they are incredibly soft and they keep ok for a few good days.

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