Saturday, 9 April 2011

Saturday Teaser -

Spelt Jam Thumbprint Cookies, originally uploaded by Vegan Year.

And with recipe! So its not really a tease today.

Spelt Jam Thumbprint Cookies
Makes about 2 dozen

Just like the title says, your favorite jam baked into cookie, with a cute thumbprint filled with more jam. Overload? Maybe, but it’s your choice of jam. The cookie part of these isn’t overly sweet, the idea when eating is to get a little of the jam filling with each bite which makes them taste sweeter.

⅓ Cup Sugar
2 Tablespoons Canola Oil
2 Tablespoons Shortening

⅓ Cup Rice Milk
¼ Cup your favorite Jam
1 Tablespoon ground Flax Seeds
½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract

2 ½ Cups Spelt Flour
2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
½ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Baking Soda

2 Tablespoons Jam for the Thumbprints

Icing sugar to dust

Preheat oven to 375°F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
In large bowl cream together the sugar, oil, and shortening until light and fluffy.
Whisk in the milk, jam, flax seeds, and extract for about 2 minutes to distribute the jam really well.
Sift in the flour, cornstarch, salt, and baking powder. Mix to form firm dough.
Chill for 10 to 15 minutes to enable easier handling.
With lightly dampened hands, as required, shape dough into Tablespoon size balls, flatten cookie into a 2-inch disc, place on baking sheets 2-inches apart.
Push the top of one finger (or thumb) gently into the centre of each cookie to form an indentation.
Bake for 7 minutes, then remove tray from oven. If necessary use the back of a ½ teaspoon measure to re-indent the centre of each cookie. Scoop ½ teaspoon of jam into each indentation in the centre of each cookie. Return to the oven for a further 3 to 4 minutes.
Cookies will be lightly browned underneath.
Cool on trays for 5 minutes, then transfer to racks to complete cooling.
Once completely cool, and prior to serving, dust lightly with a little icing sugar.


Courtney said...

These are so good!


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