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.



Sarah Kate said...

Yes, they were VERY good. Great pictures.

Anonymous said...

Looks yummy, though I wouldn't have thought to combine sage and fruit. I'll have to try it!

Victoria said...

These are some of my favorites! I love that they are different from the norm.

Carrie said...

they looks so good!

Reynie said...

Those look so yummy!

Erin said...

Your cookies look so yummy! I will have to remember this recipe and try them!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Your cookies look great and I love the way you packaged them!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

These are one of favorites!