Almond Thumbprint Cookies

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Try this wonderful almond thumbprint cookie
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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798
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 Cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
55g
85%
Sugar
23g
N/A
Saturated Fat
30g
100%
Cholesterol
195mg
65%
Protein
10g
21%
Carbs
67g
22%
Vitamin A
412µg
46%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3.8%
Vitamin D
1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
2mg
8%
Vitamin K
4µg
5%
Calcium
41mg
4%
Fiber
3g
12%
Folate (food)
27µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
171µg
43%
Folic acid
84µg
N/A
Iron
3mg
16%
Magnesium
14mg
3%
Monounsaturated
13g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
16%
Phosphorus
165mg
24%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
183mg
5%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
19.4%
Sodium
247mg
10%
Sugars, added
22g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
29.6%
Trans
2g
N/A
Zinc
0.6mg
4%