Wednesday, January 09, 2013

52 cookies :: week 45 :: lemon thumbprint cookies

a different recipe than the last thumbprints - i was going for a lemon-bar-like experience with these and used an old recipe from my files (source unknown I'm afraid). and a slight cheat with the use of the scrumptious lemon curd produced annually by my friend john from his "farm"-fresh eggs and lemons.

52 cookies

52 cookies

Lemon Curd Thumbprint Butter Cookies

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
2/3 c sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 c all-purpose flour
1/4 c lemon curd

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet.

Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add the vanilla and salt and mix until incorporated. Add the flour and mix at low speed until incorporated. Using your hands, roll the dough into golf-ball-sized balls and arrange them 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet, flattening them out as you go. Indent with thumb to create a shallow well. Using a small spoon, fill the wells with lemon curd. Bake until very lightly browned around the edges, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool on the pan. Store in an airtight container.

52 cookies

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K: These cookies I thought would be not to my liking but I really enjoyed them. The lemon was just a teensy bit too much for me but I loved the cookie and the powdered sugar. I still liked the lemon. It was just a little too much.

E: Ok. These cookies are good. The lemon part is very delicious as well as the actual cookie. They fit perfectly together. I don't think it would be good just eating the cookie or just eating the lemon curd. These are delcious sights to see.

D: Oh yes. I cannot contain myself. I am a sucker for the lemon. These cookies are the perfect combination of things that I love, short bread and lemon curd and stuffing my gob. They work so well together. I want one right now.

Home stretch...


rebecca said...

home stretch indeed! you are rockin' the cookies, m'friend! i'm proud of you and your running too... add and subtract... seek balance in all things.

Tracy said...

thanks reb. just wish you guys were closer so we could share! happy new year! xo

this single spark said...

i love lemon curd! might want to top my cookie with devon cream.....

rebecca said...

t - i know!! i wish we were closer too! we're headed to the bay area for a week+ starting this sunday. wanna meet us half way?