Yes, my second cookie post in a row. Thumbprint cookies sprung all over the net in the past couple of weeks. So called because you make an indent with your thumb that's then filled with jam. I saw them on at least three blogs I frequent, and they are so cute I just had to try them. Here's my version : a nutty cookie with cherry preserves.
Cream 60 gms butter with 30 gms caster sugar. Mix 1/2 cup flour with 1/4 cup ground almonds and add to the creamed butter. Mix to form a dough, then chill in the fridge for half an hour or so.
Preheat oven to 180C. Place small balls of dough on a baking sheet, and press with your thumb to flatten and make a dent in the middle of the cookie. Bake for 15 minutes. You can either fill these dents with jam before you bake (in which case it gets a bit chewy) or you can bake them plain then fill them, which is what I am going to do with the other half of the cookies up there. Or you can ditch jam and fill with whipped cream. Or ganache. One cookie, endless possibilities - that's the way I like it!
These sweet little treats are my entry for Srivalli's Mithai Mela.