Quite a few of my friends have decided that smoking is no longer an option for them. Yay! To cheer them on their quest as new found 'non smokers' I decided to make some classic cookies with the chirpy bird twist!
As no two thumbprints are alike, so too stands for the baking kind. Everyone has their own recipe for this classic butter based cookie and here's mine :)
The Chirpy Birds Thumbprint Cookies
1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter
1/2 cup of vanilla sugar
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups of all purpose flour
pinch of salt
your favorite strawberry jam
Preheat Oven to 350F
Cream together butter and sugar in electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment.
Add vanilla extract and whip until evenly incorporated
Sift flour and slowly add to butter base.
Slowly mix until just combined. Mixture will appear extremely crumbly, that's okay! Bring together by hand and then store in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. After chilled take 1TBS of batter and roll into balls and place on baking sheet. Press your thumb into each ball and fill with strawberry jam. Bake for around 25-30 minutes until golden.
For something a little extra, top a few thumbprints with a healthy sized dollop of Nutella. Dust with confectioners sugar.
enjoy my beauties!