To wrap up our week of Valentine’s Day themed crafts and activities we’re showing off our Thumbprint Heart Strawberry Preserve Cookies. As you’ll see Shae and Shaun didn’t really use their thumbs but Fingerprint cookies don’t have the same ring to it.
We started with a simple soft cookie dough.
- 1cup butter, softened
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1tsp vanilla or almond extract
- 2 egg yolks, room temperature
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup strawberry/raspberry jam or preserves
In bowl of stand mixer combine butter and sugar till fluffy then add vanilla and eggs, beat till smooth.
Add flour and salt and blend till combined. Set aside in fridge for 1 hour to chill.
Form 1inch balls of chilled cookie dough and place on parchment covered baking sheet .
Using fingers press a heart shape into the cookie dough. Reform edges if needed. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Fill with 1/2 tsp of favorite jam.
Cool and enjoy.
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