These cookies are little bites of sunshine. The taste reminds me of lemon bars with the intense lemon flavor, and I just happen to love lemon bars so does the rest of my family. The cookies are basically a short bread cookie rolled into a ball then pressed in the middle and filled with something lip licking good like my homemade lemon curd. I suppose you can fill your thumb-print cookies with your favorite jelly or jam or even store bought lemon curd, but if your up for it make the lemon curd you won’t regret it. Happy Baking :)
Lemon Curd thumbprint Cookies
1 cup softened butter
1/2 cup domino granulated sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
2 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 to 3 cups flour
extra sugar for rolling
lemon curd or jam
Step 1: Cream butter, sugar and salt in large bowl.
Step 2: Beat egg yolks and vanilla into creamed mixture until light and fluffy.
Step 3: Gradually stir flour into creamed mixture. Refrigerate until chilled, 1 to 2 hours.
Step 4: Preheat oven to 375°F. Roll chilled dough into 3/4-inch balls. If desired, roll each ball in sugar. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Make indentation for jam or jelly by pressing thumb gently into center of ball.
Step 5: Bake at 375°F for 16 to 18 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Store in airtight container. Before serving, fill indentations with lemon curd or jelly of your liking.
Makes 2 1/2 dozen
(recipe adapted from Domino Sugar)