Why is it summer always seems to fly by? I always have a list of things I want to do during the beautiful summer time and seems I never have enough time to do them!! Hard to believe it's mid July already and Secret Recipe Club time again!! This month, I was assigned Suzanne of Thru the Bugs on My Windshield. Don't you just love her blog title? Suzanne posts a lot of recipes she makes while traveling with their 5th wheel, through the bugs on her windshield! :)
Thumprint Cookies are a favorite at our house but normally the peanut butter and Hershey's kiss variety. The idea of a jam print thumbprint cookie just seems healthier than Hershey's kisses, doesn't it? The addition of coconut to these cookies caught my eye and sealed the deal that this recipe was my choice for this month. These are a delicious thumbprint cookie, perfect with a cup of afternoon tea. As with most sweets I make, I sent all but a couple to work with Tim.
Blueberry Thumbprint Cookies
Makes 6-7 dozen cookies
2 sticks softened unsalted Butter
1 1/4 cups Sugar
1 large Egg Yolk
1 tsp Vanilla
2 1/2 cups all purpose Flour
3/4 cup shredded Coconut
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Himalayan or Sea Salt
Your favorite Jam (I used a good blueberry)
Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy – about 3-4 minutes. Add egg yolk and vanilla and beat until incorporated.
Mix flour, coconut, soda and salt together in a medium bowl then, with mixer on, add slowly to the creamed butter mixture until well incorporated. Removed the dough from the mixer and shape into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes. This dough can be refrigerated longer, but you’ll need to let it sit out for a while to soften just enough to form into balls.
Form dough into about 1″ balls. Optionally, you may roll in chopped nuts, additional coconut or lime zest at this point.
Place dough balls on an ungreased baking sheet and put into a 350 degree oven for 13-14 minutes. Remove from oven and press your “thumbprint” into the middle of each ball. Spoon jam into the thumbprint. Place back into the oven and bake for another 10 minutes. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely.