Thursday, November 11, 2010

my kinda thumbprint!

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!

xo tash


  1. Ohh I have to make those cuties...and good for your friends...Well done!
    Hugs and kisses,sweetie

  2. these look delectable!! i bet i would eat half the batter b4 it even became a cookie! :)

  3. Yummy! I might have ot make these later today!

  4. Super sweet way (literally) to commemorate your friends' quitting! And Congrats to them too :)

  5. Yeah for your friends. I quite smoking 10 years that ages me. haha

    Yum Great holiday recipe.

  6. they look super delish and I am quite capable of eating a dozen in one shot. And I don't have the excuse of not smoking anymore, since I never smoked to begin with!

  7. Congratulations to your non smoking friends! These cookies look incredible, I'm ashamed to admit I've never had a thumb print cookie. I need to remedy this immediately.

  8. YUM YUM YUM, the nutella and sugar really add the extra oomph for these sweeties :)

    Thank you darling for sharing the recipe :)


  9. these look out of control delicious :)

  10. I've always loved thumbprints and this one looks like the yummiest ever! Can't wait to try these!
    xo Mary Jo

  11. I'm so going to make these! yeah nutella!!

  12. Thumbprints are my favorite cookie!! Definitely trying this recipe, and I can't believe I've never though to put Nutella in the center before!

  13. These sounds so delicious-I'm swooning!

  14. You had me at Nutella! Anything with that magical chocolate-hazlenut goodness and I'm in. These look delicious!


  15. Oh my gosh, these look SOOOO good! I think I might have to do some baking this weekend...yummm!!!

  16. Yummm, those look so good! It's so nice of you to help your friends out, who wouldn't take cookies over nicotine? What a good friend.

  17. These look yummy, thanks for the recipe.:D

    ***** Marie *****

  18. those cookies look wonderful and amazing!


  19. Oh my goodness, these look phenomenal! I'd love to have one of those with my coffee right now.



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