Saturday, October 23, 2010

Bachelor's Apricot Tumbprint Cookies

Greetings from the Land of Vikings-
I was invited to a friend's house party a couple of weeks ago to celebrate his "last day of being single". He did not call it a bachelor's party because female friends were invited too and yes, your guess is right- there was no hookers/ strippers/ lap dance involved, it was more like a friendly get together.
Anyways, I decided to make these cookies because I was busy at work and did not get the chance to get booze. Knowing that other people were going to get those, I thought why not make cookies!!! Nobody would turn down a cookie offer!
I also brought an extra batch to lab meeting the next day and was a huge hit. 

This recipe is from the Pillsbury Baking book that I inherited from my b'more sista
This recipe yields 3 1/2 dozen buttery, soft cookies 
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup margarine or butter, softened (I used butter)
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1/4 cup (or more depending how deep the prints are) apricot preserve (or any jam you prefer)
- Preheat oven at 350F
- In a bowl, combine and beat sugar, butter, vanilla and egg yolks until light and fluffy
- Gradually add flour and baking powder; mix well
- Cover with saran wrap and refrigerate for ~15- 30 min
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper
- Shape dough into 1-inch balls and with thumb, make imprint in center of each cookie
- Bake at 350F for ~11min or until the edges turn brown
- Microwave apricot preserve for ~15 seconds so that it is easier to spoon it into each baked thumbprint.
- Let cool


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