I really wanted to make cookies today- but I’m tired of making chocolate chip cookies… I don’t really like them all that much. Why not make something festive for Valentine’s Day? After all, I have been in the spirit of LOVE.
So…. Blackberry Thumbprint Cookies!
Oh my goodness- these are heaven! They taste like those Lorna Doone cookies that I got from the little snack place at the hospital when I had Caleb. (I wanted to buy some at the store after that—very expensive!) But these are even better! I will be making these often- even without the jam!
Here’s how you make them:
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and move the shelf to the top rack.
Step 2: Cream 1 cup margarine and 1 tsp. vanilla.
Step 3: Add 3/4 cup powdered sugar, and cream that too.
Step 4: Add 2 cups flour, slowly, mixing well.
Step 5: Roll into small balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Step 6: Press your thumb into the center- but not all the way through. (I realize this step is easy enough without a photo, but I wanted to do this tutorial thing right.)
Step 7: Scoop small spoonfuls of blackberry (or any other flavor) jam into the center. I used Caleb’s baby spoon, it was perfect. I also used homemade blackberry jam that we had from an Aunt at Christmas time. It is delicious! (p.s. Don’t mind my messy table, that’s what happens when your assistant is 2!)
Step 8: Cook on the top rack for 12-15 minutes. I say closer to 15, I think my oven is not as hot, or something. Just watch until they start to turn barely brown on the sides.
Oh, and an extra tip: don’t give your two year old one of these, with free-reign of the house. You might end up with pink carpet like me! You gotta LOVE those kids!