Friday, December 4, 2009

A Delightfully Different Cookie

Darlene over at Our Creative Life is having a Cookie Recipe Party. Make sure to go over and check out all of the goodies and join in with your favorite recipe. I would love to see what all of you guys make during the holidays.

My recipe came from Better Homes and Gardens Magazine in 2001. Something different for sure and just delightful. This has become my husband's favorite cookie and is the perfect addition to a Christmas cookie platter or with a cup of hot tea on a cold afternoon.


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 (I use b. berry jelly because I don't like the seeds)

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!

I hope you enjoyed your virtual taste. Try it, you might like it.



Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

That cookie looks yummy. Have never had sage in a cookie before, I'll have to try that! Thanks for participating in the party!

Carrie said...

I love christmas cookies and those are so pretty! Thanks for sharing!


Amelia said...

I love blackberries so bet this is great tasting.

heartnsoulcooking said...

I like the idea of sage in this YUMMY!!! cookie.

Carmen said...

This is a really different recipe. I love thumbprint cookies!!! So yummy. I use my uncle's homemade black raspberry jam in mine. I use a recipe that calls for cream cheese in the dough.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

That's different! We make thumbprint cookies every year but I've never seen a recipe that calls for sage! You don't think of that as a cookie type spice. We'll have to try that!


Victoria said...

Mmmmm just seeing these make me excited about having some at the Cookie Swap!

Terri and Bob said...

We have a lot of sage left over from our summer herb garden. We are going to have to try these!

Ally0005 said...

Oh my I love those cookies. I think I need to make them this year.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oooo, blackberry preserves...that's a great twist. I personally LOVE blackberries!!! I've only seen this recipe with raspberry and strawberry jam. Thanks so much for sharing. : )

janice said...

thanks for sharing your recipe, they look yummy. i can't wait to try them.

ttfn until next week,