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|Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:44 am Post subject: Thumbprint Cookies(rec n pic)
|I use my mom's pineapple tart pastry recipe for this. So this is not the real deal traditional recipe for Thumbprint cookies. Its call Thumbprint because the dough is press down with your thumb to make an deep impression to fill it up with jam.
But instead of jam, I use the Bakels fruit filling which I am selling in my shop. Benny ask me to try to make it for his office staff. The fruit filling wasn't very sweet as I thought it would be. Surprisingly, the cookie was just nice..not too sweet and very pretty.
300g Cake Flour(or low gluten flour)
30g fine sugar
60g Fruit filling(gel based)
1. Add flour and sugar together in a large mixing bowl. Give it a good stir to mix it properly.
2. Add in butter and rub it in till it resembles breadcrumbs
3. Add egg, beaten slightly and rub in till it forms into a smooth dough.
4. Place dough in a zip lock bag and chill for a good 20 minutes.
5. Remove and roll into balls and place on a baking tray
6. Press it down to make an indentation(almost like a thumbprint).
7. Scoop or pipe the filling on top. About 1/4 tsp of filling will do.
8. Bake in preheated oven set at 200C for 10 mins.
9. Remove to cool on wire rack, and store in air tight containers.
The sugar in the jam/gel will form a thin 'crust' so you can stack the cookies on top of each other without getting messy.
I have reduced the sugar in the cookie dough as the jam/gel is already sweeten.
Overall, a great cookie to bake and bond with young kids. The dough can be made ahead of time..like a day before, chilled. Remove it to thaw in room temperature for at least 20 mins if it has been chilled a whole day.
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