Apricot Jam Thumb-prints

19 Feb

I stayed home these couple of days, I was sick, so I had to rest, plus it was freezing outside. But, I was completely able to get inside the kitchen and bake something quick and easy. Someting sweet, delicious. I’m discovering quite good recipes in that book The great Bristish book of baking, I chose these nice delicious cookies. So easy, they don’t need any effort, which suited me well. Enjoy with a warm cup of tea or coffee.

Jam cookies

- 225 g self-raising flour

- 100 g caster sugar

 – 125 g unsalted butter, chilled and diced

- 1 medium egg

- 1 tbsp cold milk

- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

- apricot jam; extra sugar for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 200 C.

In a food processor, put the flour and sugar into the bowl and pulse a couple of times until the ingredients are just combined. Add the butter and process until the mixture looks like fine crumbs. Beat the egg with the milk and vanilla in a small bowl and pour into the processor. Run the machine until all the ingredients are mixed and form a soft dough.

Divide the dough into 16 or more equal pieces and shape each one into a ball. Arrange them well apart on a baking tray. Flour your thumb and press it gently into the middle of each bun to make a small well ( don’t go all the way through the dough). With a teaspoon, put some jam in the centre of each bun.

Bake in the preheated oven for 10 min, then reduce the oven temp to 180 C and bake for another 5 min, until golden.

Remove the tray from the oven and sprinkle the buns with a little sugar. Leave them to cool for 5 min before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Store in an airtight container. Enjoy.

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6 Responses to “Apricot Jam Thumb-prints”

  1. Loulou March 3, 2012 at 5:35 am #

    Oooh I’m sure these are great to have with a cup of coffee in the morning! Hope you’re feeling better. xxx

    • Fragolina March 4, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

      yes they are great… im fine.. :)

  2. Karen February 26, 2012 at 8:35 pm #

    I love little jam filled cookies…simple and very good. I hope you feel better soon. Oh, thank you for taking us on a walk through your village.

    • Fragolina February 26, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

      thank you! :) i’m better now. soon the village would be lovelier to enjoy, spring is almost here.

  3. Debra Kolkka February 19, 2012 at 6:26 pm #

    I used to make these with my mother when I was a girl – delicious.

    • Fragolina February 20, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

      :) good memories, hein!! yea very delicious..

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