1 dozen half dollar size cookies
1/2 cup Butter
1/3 cup Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 cup Flour
1 teaspoon Salt
Flour for dusting
1/2 cup Strawberry Jam (*our jam recipe )
Preheat oven to 350°
Cream the Butter with the Sugar with a mixer until creamy and light.
Add the Vanilla extract and the Egg and mix again scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl to blend well.
Slowly add in the Flour adding more if the dough is too sticky just until all the flour is mixed in. Don’t over mix or the dough will be too soft.
Chill in the refrigerator of 45 min.
Once chilled, roll out into a long log shape and cut small 1 inch size balls of dough. Roll them into small balls between the palms of your hands and them press your thumb into the center to make a small well.
Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet and fill the wells with Strawberry jam.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until the bottoms turn a golden brown.
The best dough ever. Any jam will do or even a bit of chocolate in the thumbprint well for something different. We made stained glass window cookies with this batter by rolling the dough into long logs and creating a design that had “windows”. Fill them with hard candies and baked them. The candies melt resulting in a “stained glass” cookie.