Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Lemon Raspberry Thumbprint cookies

To make 24 cookies you will need:
1 stick butter at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg yolk
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp grated lemon zest
1 1/4 cup flour
some raspberry jam (or any flavor)

Beat butter and sugar until light. Blend in egg yolk, lemon jice and lemon zest. Fold in flour. Kitten really enjoyed trying to squeeze juice out of a lemon, even if without much success. 
Especially because she then got to eat the lemon or what remained of it. And no, I did not put sugar in it! She begs for lemons and limes whenever I have them out.
Form dough into a flat disc, wrap in plastic and chill in the fridge until cold and stiff (at least 30 minutes). Pinch off small portions of dough and shape into 1-inch balls. Place balls on ungreased cookie pan 2 inches apart.
With a floured finger, make an impression in the center of each ball. I love how Kitten is trying to be precise (without any idea where she is supposed to make an impression but hey, precision is the skill that will be useful to her in life)!
Fill the impressions with about 1/4 tsp of jam. I mostly did hold Kitten's hand but she did manage to fill a couple on her own.
Bake in preheated to 350F oven for 11 to 13 minutes until cookies are set and the bottoms are lightly browned. Let sit on cookie pan before removing to rack to cool completely.


  1. The poor child needs Vitamin C! Lol :)) Or maybe she is just too sweet, needs to sour it up a bit ;)) These look yummy! I'll try making them in 5 weeks!

  2. Yes, that is my guess as well, although she eats veggies every day, so I don't understand how! Hang on there, then you will have 3 months for yourself!