Saturday, May 9, 2009

Cookies on my mind



Yes, my second cookie post in a row. Thumbprint cookies sprung all over the net in the past couple of weeks. So called because you make an indent with your thumb that's then filled with jam. I saw them on at least three blogs I frequent, and they are so cute I just had to try them. Here's my version : a nutty cookie with cherry preserves.

Cream 60 gms butter with 30 gms caster sugar. Mix 1/2 cup flour with 1/4 cup ground almonds and add to the creamed butter. Mix to form a dough, then chill in the fridge for half an hour or so.

Preheat oven to 180C. Place small balls of dough on a baking sheet, and press with your thumb to flatten and make a dent in the middle of the cookie. Bake for 15 minutes. You can either fill these dents with jam before you bake (in which case it gets a bit chewy) or you can bake them plain then fill them, which is what I am going to do with the other half of the cookies up there. Or you can ditch jam and fill with whipped cream. Or ganache. One cookie, endless possibilities - that's the way I like it!

These sweet little treats are my entry for Srivalli's Mithai Mela.

15 comments:

Rachel said...

I love these cookies for the preserves. I add them before baking all for the chewiness.

Pinky said...

Hi Simran , I have read most of ur cookies recipes but hav nt tried any yet coz my experiments with baking cookies has not been gr8 yet.Most of the ur measurements are in grams , do u hav a weighing scale coz it is diffclt to hav the exct measurents in the cup for the same?

Simran said...

Pinky - please give me your mail id and I will send you some handy conversions I use for converting grams to cups. I was scared of baking cookies too, but once I got them right it's worked perfectly for me.

Shreya said...

beautiful cookies!:-)

Prathibha said...

Lovely cookies lol....pass the rest of the batch to me gal..

Pinky Gaikwad said...

Hi Simran , that will be gr8 .my mail id is pinkygaikwad@gmail.com

Bharti said...

Oh these are so pretty. I like hoe you ended the post..one cokie, endless possibilities...

Laura said...

Outstanding. And boy the cherry is so dramatic, it looks gorgeous.

Priya said...

Scrumptious cookies!

Parita said...

Lovely cookies...they look fab :)

notyet100 said...

thy look so cute,..;-)

Bharti said...

Just been crazy busy. Not to mention we've been living on sandwiches so not much to post :-) There's hope though..I took some pics today, lets see if I make them reach blogger! Thanks for checking on me.

Madhumathi said...

Lovely cookies :)Nice click too!

Bergamot said...

Cookies looks delicious. This seems a great recipe. Will try it out

Bergamot said...

i tried these cookies and they turned out good...though i took the liberty to make some changes.