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Thumbprint Cookies 指印饼干

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Christmas thumbprint cookies is a Christmas tradition. They are made with a shortbread-like dough that is formed into balls (walnut size) and then rolled in finely chopped nuts with a dollop of jam in the centre. Using a good quality jam and butter are key to baking these delicious thumbprint cookies.

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Ingredients
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Servings:
8
Serves 8
1/2 cup
1
1/8 tsp
1 1/4 cups
Walnuts
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CALORIES
337
FAT
24.3 g
PROTEIN
5.4 g
CARBS
25.2 g

Directions

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Step 1
Start by preparing and weighing all the ingredients needed including All-Purpose Flour (125 gram), Egg (1), Vanilla Extract (1/2 teaspoon), Walnut (80 gram), Butter (113 gram) , Raspberry Jam (1/4 cup), Salt (1/8 teaspoon) and Granulated Sugar (50 gram).
Step 2
First cut butter into small cubes. This makes combining butter with other ingredients easier. Leave to soften to room temperature (about 20 minutes).
Step 3
Then, toast the walnuts in an oven preheated to 180 degree C (350 degrees F) for about 8 to 10 minutes until they are nicely brown. Toasting brings out the flavor of the nuts.
Step 4
Let the Walnut (80 gram) cool and then finely chopped the walnuts.
Step 5
Put the chopped walnuts in a shallow bowl and set aside.
Step 6
Separate one egg into yolk and white.
Step 7
In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour and salt. And we're ready to make the cookies.
Step 8
Start by making the cookie dough. Beat the softened butter in a stand mixer with a paddle attachment until nice, creamy and smooth.
Step 9
Then, add in sugar and beat until its light and fluffy (2 - 3 minutes). This is to give it a lighter texture cookie.
Step 10
Next, add in the egg yolk.
Step 11
Also, add in vanilla extract and beat everything together.
Step 12
Next, add in the flour mixture.
Step 13
Beat the flour mixture until a batter is formed. Scape down the sides. And we're done with the cookie dough.
Step 14
Then, as this batter is quite soft, put the cookie dough in a bowl, cover with cling wrap and chill in refrigerator for about half an hour. (Just to get it firm enough to roll easily).
Step 15
When the cookie dough has been chilled, preheat oven to 180 degree C (350 degree F).
Step 16
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step 17
Put the egg white in a large bowl and whisk it until it's nice and frothy.
Step 18
Pour it into another shallow bowl and set aside and we're ready to roll the chilled cookie dough.
Step 19
Using a tablespoon, weight each dough to 15g and roll into balls. You will have 20 balls. Weighing ensures the balls are of the same size and will bake evenly and the same amount of time.
Step 20
Then roll the dough ball in the whisked egg white. The egg white acts like a glue.
Step 21
Next, roll the glued ball in the chopped walnut, to cover them so that the nuts will stick to the dough.
Step 22
Then, put the rolled ball on the lined baking sheet. Continue to do the same for the rest of the dough balls. Evenly space them on the baking sheet.
Step 23
Next, using your thumb or something round, make an indentation into the centre of each cookie dough.
Step 24
Fill each indentation with the raspberry jam using a small spoon or a filled piping bag. Do not overfill, just a little above the indentation so it will not flow over the sides when baked.
Step 25
Continue to pipe until all the cookies are filled with jam.
Step 26
Then, bake in the preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes until the edges of cookies are golden and the nuts have browned. Just touch the cookies and they should be firm when done.
Step 27
Remove the baking sheet from oven and cool on wire rack.
Step 28
Then transfer the thumbprint cookies to another cooling rack to cool completely. And we're done!
Step 29
These buttery soft yet crunchy cookies are to be enjoyed, with a cup of freshly brewed coffee or tea.
Step 30
When cooled, dust with some icing sugar for a more festive look, if desire. An all time favorite for the holiday season. As always, enjoy!

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
337
% Daily Value*
Fat
24.3 g
31%
Saturated Fat
8.4 g
42%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
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Cholesterol
53.2 mg
18%
Carbohydrates
25.2 g
9%
Fiber
1.8 g
6%
Sugars
10.4 g
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Protein
5.4 g
11%
Sodium
177.1 mg
8%
Vitamin D
0.1 µg
0%
Calcium
23.5 mg
2%
Iron
1.4 mg
8%
Potassium
121.0 mg
3%
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