Jam Filled Thumbprint Cookies with Brittle

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It continues in our this year’s christmas cookie bakery! After the recipe for these wonderful cantuccini or biscotti cookies I presented you last week, today I continue with a classic recipe for jam filled thumbprint cookies.

The jam filled thumbprint cookies consist of a quick cookie dough that is filled with red jam. In addition, this time I sprinkle the cookies with brittle, alternatively chopped almonds and hazelnuts or coconut flakes would also be possible. Have fun baking!




Cooked/Baked today: Jam Filled Thumbprint Cookies with Brittle
Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Preparation Time: 35 minutes
Category: Baking Recipes, Cookie Recipes, Sweets & More, Recipes with Jam, Christmas Recipes, Recipes with Brittle, Traditional Christmas Cookie Recipes
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Jam Filled Thumbprint Cookies with Brittle

Jam Filled Thumbprint Cookies with Brittle

Jam Filled Thumbprint Cookies with Brittle

Jam Filled Thumbprint Cookies with Brittle

Jam Filled Thumbprint Cookies with Brittle

Jam Filled Thumbprint Cookies with Brittle

Ingredients for about 40 Jam Filled Thumbprint Cookies with Brittle:

  • 250 grams flour
  • 150 grams cold butter (cut into small pieces)
  • 60 grams powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 sachet vanilla sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • An organic lemon
  • 75 grams red jam for filling
  • 75 grams brittle for garnish

Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Baking sheet + baking paper
  • Brush for brushing cookies with egg whites
  • Fine grater for lemon
  • Spoon or other tool to form thumbprint cookie mold

Instructions:




…for jam filled thumbprint cookies with brittle:

Preheat the oven to 180°C (top/bottom heat). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Separate 2 eggs into egg yolk & egg white, put the egg white aside until further use. Cut the cold butter into small pieces.

Grate the lemon finely, use the zest for this recipe & use the lemon juice for other purposes, for example for a delicious lemon cake.

Preparing Dough

Preparing Dough

Next, put 250 grams of flour together with 2 egg yolks, 150 grams cold butter, 60 grams powdered sugar, 1 sachet vanilla sugar, the zest of an organic lemon & a pinch of salt in a mixing bowl & knead with your hands to form a smooth dough. If the dough is too sticky, just add a little more flour.

Forming & Decorating Jam Filled Thumbprint Cookies

Forming & Decorating Jam Filled Thumbprint Cookies

Shape the dough into about 40 balls of the same size & place them on the prepared baking sheet with a little space between them (use 2 baking sheets if necessary).

With the back of a spoon (or a similar tool) press a small hollow/mold in the center of the cookies & then fill with about a quarter of a teaspoon of red jam or jelly, for this recipe I used raspberry jam, for example.

Tip: Briefly warm up the jam in the microwave or in a saucepan so that it is easier to portion.

Baking Jam Filled Thumbprint Cookies

Baking Jam Filled Thumbprint Cookies

Finally, briefly whip up the egg white that has been set aside, then brush all the cookies with egg white & decorate with brittle (alternatively chopped almonds or hazelnuts) & then bake until golden yellow for 12 – 15 minutes in the preheated oven.

Take the done thumbprint cookies out of the oven, allow them to cool down a bit & then serve or store them in a cookie box, so they will stay fresh for several weeks.




Video Tutorial:

Watch the video tutorial to see the recipe and the preparation method precisely (German Audio only, English Subtitles available):

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