For some reason Thumbprint cookies actually remind me of Christmas time so it felt a little odd making them. But, at the same time, I didn't want to make any other kind of cookie. So, Thumbprints it is!
Here's my super simple recipe...
Thumbprint Cookies w/ Peach FillingIngredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 cup Earth Balance butter, room temperature
1/2 cup organic powdered (icing) sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup - 1/2 cup Peach Jam
Whisk the flour with the salt in a separate bowl and set aside.
Beat the butter with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy (about 1 minute). Add the sugar and beat until smooth (about two more minutes) Add the vanilla extract.
Stir in the flour mixture just until incorporated.
Flatten the dough into a disk shape, wrap it in plastic wrap and chill it in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F with the rack in the middle of the oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place them on the baking sheets about an inch apart. Using your thumb make an indentation into the center of each cookie and fill it with about a 1/2 teaspoon of jam.
Bake for 10 - 12 minutes, or until cookies are very lightly browned.
Cool on a wire rack.