• Raspberry Pecan Thumbprints

    July 18th, 2010MammuCakes & Cookies, Desserts

    Ingredients :

    1. All-purpose flour – 2 cups
    2. Salt – 1/4 teaspoon
    3. Unsalted butter at room temperature – 1 cup
    4. Granulated sugar – 3/4 cup
    5. Egg yolks – 2
    6. Vanilla extract – 2 teaspoons
    7. Pecans, finely chopped – 1 cup (Can be substituted by walnuts)
    8. Raspberry jam – 1/4 cup (You can also use blackberry, strawberry)

    Cooking Procedure:

    1. Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 325F. Line 1 large cookie sheet with parchment/wax paper (optional, you can also use the cookie sheet directly by waxing with some butter).

    2. In a bowl, mix together the flour and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the butter (You can microwave for 30 seconds if it’s too hard) and sugar. Using a mixer on medium speed beat until well blended. Add the egg yolks, vanilla and beat on low speed until the yolks are completely mixed. Slowly add the flour mixture and beat on low speed just until mixed.

    3. Put the pecans in a small bowl. Scoop up a rounded tablespoonful of the dough, and then roll the dough between the palms of your hands into a ball. Lightly roll the dough ball in the pecans to coat it completely and place on the prepared cookie sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough, spacing the dough balls about 2 inches apart.

    4. Using your thumb (I used the back of a teaspoon), press an indentation about ¼ inch deep in the center of each cookie. Carefully spoon about ½ teaspoon of the am into each indentation. Bake until the cookie bottoms and edges are lightly browned, 20-25 minutes.

    5. Let the cookies cool, and transfer them to an airtight container using a wide spatula.

    Makes up to 25 cookies


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  • Whats all purpose flour? I just know of plain flour and self raising flour. Help?

    • Hi Eva,
      You can find the all purpose flour in most of the grocery stores. Self raising flour is all purpose flour added with salt and baking powder. You can substitute all purpose flour with self raising flour, by skipping the salt as its already added in the self raising flour.

  • And how big are your cups? :s

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