Jam Coconut Thumbprints

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Happy New Year everyone! I know everyone has been trying to start their New Year’s resolutions of exercising, dieting, or striving for whatever else you want. Well don’t forget about your sweet tooth and remember that it’s okay to cheat once in a while! Here I have really easy and delicious cookies. All jam type cookies I really love to make in the winter; I don’t know why, but I feel like they fit in with the colder weather. I hope 2015 is a great year for you all!


Ingredients:

  • 3/4 pound (3 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash
  • 7 ounces sweetened flaked coconut
  • Raspberry and/or apricot jam

Recipe:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar until just combined, and then add the vanilla.
  3. Separately, sift together the flour and salt.
  4. With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture to the creamed butter and sugar. Mix until the dough starts to come together.
  5. Dump on a floured board and roll together into a flat disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  6. Roll the dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. (If you have a scale, they should each weigh 1-ounce.) Dip each ball into the egg wash and then roll it in coconut.
  7. Place the balls on an ungreased cookie sheet and press a light indentation into the top of each with your finger. Drop 1/4 teaspoon of jam into each indentation.
  8. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the coconut is a golden brown. Cool and serve.
  9. Enjoy!

 

 

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