There are some recipes that when I make them, they take me back to my childhood, mainly different cookies recipes I made with my mom. This is one of them.
This is a recipe for cookies with a drop of jam, we call them Thumb Print Cookies, because, well, you’ll see.
My girl loves them as do I, and wait for it … I can actually make these unlike most other cookies. I don’t burn these, I bake them to golden perfection each and every time, might help that I don’t make them often, and I bought some new cookie sheets.
Mom’s Thumb Print Cookies
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Mix wet and dry ingredients together in the large bowl and add 1/4 cup of hot water, maybe letting your child take a quick break here mixing the hot water in yourself. But they can get back into baking with the next step… the hands on part.
Roll into small balls and flatten with your thumb, hence the name of them.
Bake at 350ºF for 10-15 minutes. They will be done when they are golden brown on the bottom, and just lightly, barely brown on the top, they will continue to cook for a few minutes after you remove them from the oven. Don’t burn them… if I can do this, you can too!
Once cool place some jam into your thumb print. We love homemade jam/jelly with these cookies!
Mom's Thumb Print Cookies
- 3/4 cup margarine - softened
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup hot water
- Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Add in egg and margarine. Mix.
- Add in hot water. You may need to add a little more water if you find your dough is too crumbly and not forming balls. (I need to depending on the time of year.)
- Roll into small bowls, and flatten with your thumb.
- Bake for 10 mins at 350