Sunday, December 14, 2008
Virtual Cookie Swap
This weekend Cottage Magpie is having a virtual cookie swap. It just so happens to coincide with Victoria's annual cookie swap, which I'm sure she will share pictures of this week.
For all of you ladies, enjoy a virtual bite of a Berry Sage Thumbprint. I found this recipe in the Better Homes and Gardens December 2001 issue. We have made multiple batches every year since. My hubby just loves these cookies.
Berry Sage Thumbprints
2 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup yellow corn meal
1 1/2 tsp. dried sage, crushed (mine is a powder)
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 egg yolks
2 tsp. finely shredded lemon peel
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup blackberry preserves
preheat oven to 350 degrees
combine flour, cornmeal, sage and baking powder. Set aside.
Beat butter for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar and beat until combined, scraping sides occasionally. Beat in egg yolks, lemon peel, and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much flour mixture as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour.
Shape dough into 3/4 inch balls. Place 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Lightly press the tip of your thumb into the center of each ball. Fill the centers with about 1/4 tsp. of the blackberry preserves. bake about 10 minutes or until the bottoms are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool completely. Makes about 60.
From Better Homes and Garden's December 2001
Oh, so yummy. Hope you enjoyed your virtual taste and hope you will make them for your family this Christmas season.