Sienna’s Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies
By Michelle Lindsey
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But in the mean times get ready for an awesome Tea Recipe; Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies:
1 cup unsalted pastured butter, softened 2/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped
Mix together flour, salt, and thyme in a bowl and set aside. To the bowl of a stand mixer, add softened butter, sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste. Beat at medium speed, scraping the bowl often, until creamy. Add flour mixture and beat at low speed, scraping the bowl often, until well mixed. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350°F.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheets covered in parchment. Make indentation in center of each cookie with thumb. Fill each thumbprint with jam. Bake 14-18 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let stand 1-2 minutes on cookie sheets, then remove to cooling racks. Cool completely, then serve or store in airtight containers for up to a week (if they make it that long).
Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
Michelle Lindsey has loved tea since spending afternoons at her grandparent’s having tea parties with her grandmother’s silver tea set. She collected teacups from around the world while her husband served in the Army. Michelle is now the proud owner of her grandmother’s silver tea set and spends her free time between needlepoint and supporting military families.
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