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25 Days of Christmas Cookies-Day 4

December 4, 2015

Jam Thumbprint Cookies

We think these Jam Thumbprint cookies are just the cutest thing! This buttery cookie contains ground almonds and strawberry jam for a little Christmas color (raspberry jam would have also been delicious but we did not have any on hand today). Today's recipe is from "Freeding the Whole Family" by Cynthia Lair.

1/2 cup almonds

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour

1 tsp. baking powder

2 tsp. lemon zest (use microplaner)

1/4 tsp. sea salt

5 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted

1/4 cup maple syrup

1/4 tsp. almond extract

1/2 tsp. lemon extract (we left this out)

2 Tbsp.jam

Preheat oven to 350F.

Grind almonds into a powder in a blender or small grinder (we used the Cuisinart)

Combine almond meal, flour, baking powder, zest, and salt in a mixing bowl; set aside.

Melt butter and whisk in syrup and extracts.

Add wet ingredients to dry and mix well.

Form dough int o 1 inch balls and flatten slightly to make discs (we made ours a little smaller). Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Indent each cookie with your thumb and put 1/2 tsp. jam in the imprint. 

Bake 15 minutes, until edges turn golden.

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Makes 12 larger cookies or about 20 smaller ones.