Apricot Thumbprint Cookies

Unbelievable weather with the temperatures soaring up to 75F. For March, it seems impossible.Nonetheless, we are enjoying it. These cookies were made during Christmas Holidays and yes, they have been lurking on my desktop for about 3 months now. I am slowly cleaning up my old drafts. I wish there were more hours in a day. So many things to do and so less time!!
These cookies taste like butter cookies and with the preserves in the middle, there will be the mildly sweet and sour taste in every bite.
Recipe adapted from Emeril Lagasse
2 1/4 cups All Purpose Flour
1 tsp Baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 sticks Butter, room temperature
2/3 cup sugar
2 large egg yolks
1 tbsp lemon zest
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup Apricot Jam or Preserves or any fruit filling of your choice

  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper
  • Combine flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl
  • In another bowl, beat the butter and sugar till creamy
  • Beat in the egg yolks, lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla extract
  • Slowly add the flour mixture and beat till the dough begins to form clumps
  • Make the dough into a ball
  • Form 1-inch balls from the dough
  • Place them on the baking sheet about an inch apart
  • Using the index finger or the thumb, make indentations
  • Fill each indentation with 1/2 tsp of the jam or jelly
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes until the edges begin to turn golden brown
  • Transfer the cookies on a wire rack and cool them completely
  • Store in an airtight container for upto a week. 
Apricot Thumb print Cookies



Prathibha said...

nice n delicious cookies...

Uma said...


Kitchen Flavours said...

Feel like licking that apricot jam from the cookies...cookies look crunchy and yum...

Spandana said...

I wanted to make thumbprint cookies from long time now.. Yours look very good!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

yummy cookies...

Bergamot said...

Lovely. I like the fragrance of apricot..

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