Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Try this wonderful almond thumbprint cookie
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Almond Thumbprint

Divine Cuisine

These sweet almond cookies can be filled with your choice of favorite jam, ganache, or other filling for a delicious customizable cookie that looks as beautiful as it tastes.

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Ingredients

  • sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4  Cups  confectioners sugar
  • egg yolks
  • 1  Teaspoon  almond extract
  • 1 3/4  Cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  Cup  almond meal
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  kosher salt
  • 1/2  Cup  skinless almonds (optional)
  • 1/4  Cup  jam (optional)

Directions

Using either a stand or hand mixer, cream the butter and confectioners sugar until light and fluffy, 4-5 minutes.

Scrape down the bowl with a spatula. Beat in the yolks and almond extract, until smooth.

In a medium bowl mix all-purpose flour, almond meal, and salt; combine with the butter mixture, mix well.

Form the dough into a disk and wrap in plastic. Transfer to a refrigerator for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Lay a cookie sheet with a parchment paper. Form 1 tablespoon of dough into small balls; place on a cookie sheet. Chill 10-15 minutes.

Press in the skinless almonds into the center of the cookies, or use your thumb to create an imprint. You could fill with your favorite jam later.

Bake the cookies for 17-20 minutes. Cool them on racks and dust with a confectioner’s sugar (optional). Then fill with jam.

Almond Shopping Tip

Whenever possible, purchase whole, not presliced or chopped nuts. They have a longer shelf life.

Almond Cooking Tip

Toasting your nuts helps release essential oils and intensifies their flavor.