Friday, July 16, 2010

Jam-Filled Thumbprint Cardamom Cookies

 I have not done any major cooking or baking in last 2-3 days due to my shoulder problem. Hubby dear is taking full care of me so that I don't end up worsening my shoulder pain. But 2-3 days without baking or cooking is so boring to me. So today, I made my mind to take his scolding ( well....i avoided that with a cute sorry face :P ), I decided to do some baking. Nothing that requires too much of kneading! Just some easy breezy Egg-less Thumbprint Cookies! To give these cookies a little twist,I filled these with my homemade Spiced Peach Mango Jam and Mixed Fruit Jam.

BTW, I won't have to do any more kneading for my dough and other baking needs. My DH just bought me a beautiful Kitchen Aid 600 Professional Series Stand Mixer.  :) . He is opening the packaging as I write. YAY!! Now that the Stand Mixer is ready to do all the hard work, I can get back into my baking action.[ME SUPER HAPPY :) ]

Anyways, let's get back to today's post and enjoy these delicious Jam Filled Thumbprint Cookies which are so easy and quick to make; little crunchy from outside and melts in the mouth with the bite! I am sending these to Champa's Bake Off Event.

                                                  Have I mentioned - These are Egg-less too!!

Here is the recipe (Click here for the printable version)

1 Cup All purpose Flour
1/2 cup Sugar
1 Tsp Cardamom Powder
1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
1/4 Tsp Salt
Ghee or Melted Butter (Around 10 tbsp or enough to knead a soft dough)
Jam- Of your choice

1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F and lightly grease a cookie sheet.
2. In a bowl, add all the dry ingredients and mix.
3. Now start adding Ghee or Melted Butter a Tbsp or Two at a time and start kneading the dough. The dough should come together and it will be quite soft.
4. Now make smooth balls of approx 1.5 inch in diameter and press each balls light in between palms.
5. Make a thumbprint in the center of each ball and fill it with your favorite Jam ( Should be seedless jam)
6. Arrange the cookies on the baking sheet and bake for 11-12 minutes. Cookies will develop slight scars on the top.
7. Let them cool on a wire rack for atleast 10 minutes ( This is very important otherwise you will end up burning your tongue with that HOT Jam filling :)...So have patience :D )

These cookies store well in an air-tight container (Only if your kids and family will leave any)

 CAUTION: These cookies are super-delicious! Making them once can get you addicted to these and you may stop buying cookies from outside that can lead to loss of business for the grocery stores and bakeries!!


Tiffany said...

These are so adorable! And I'll take your word for it that these are super delicious!! :)

Noelle said...

These sounds very delicious. I do not use cardamon enough!

Priya said...

Yummy, cute and very tempting cookies..looks superb..

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wow !!! Wounderfull cookies,luks perfect...

BangaloreBaker said...

Cookies look awesome. Chubby and inviting. Thanks for the entry.

Nitin Sharma said...

Delicious cookies and Awesome pics.....Two Thumbs UP !!

aipi said...

They look so adorable and cute..fav recipe and awesome clicks.. first time to your beautiful page,you have a wonderful collection dear ! do drop in at my space sometime.

Nirvana said...

I've just discovered your blog having seen your Foodbuzz Top 9 post. Congrats on reaching the Top 9! These cookies look great and I'm keen to try your malai kofta recipe too!

Evan @swEEts said...

Congrats on Top 9! These look soo good- Spicy Peach Mango jam?! yum.

Torviewtoronto said...

I made some last week and we loved it
Your cookies look delicious

Parita said...

Cookies look so delicious!

Ruby said...

Beautiful cookies and images. They look a lot like 'ghraibeh', a Middle Eastern cookie but without the jam. Reminds me I haven't made any in a long time...

Pacheco Patty said...

Congratulations,your cookies look good, I love cardamom!

Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

Undoubtedly yummy! :)
Your recipes are wowww; loved them! :)

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