Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Recipe time: "Yumprint" cookies

 Delicious "Yumprint" Cookies

Yes, I invented the name yum print.  Because it rhymes with thumb print!  If someone else came up with that name already, I don't want to hear about it!  I like living in my one of a kind world haha!  Well I didn't make up this recipe, I picked it up from Allrecipes, and followed it pretty closely, but did add just a smidge more flour, and cooked them for a few minutes longer (my adjusted recipe is below).  You can put whatever you want in the middle, I did some with strawberry jam, and some with Nutella!  And you might be getting to know my boyfriend by now, he ate literally the entire batch in one night, so I made a double batch the next day and those are still hanging on ok.

What you need:
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs (you will only need the yolks)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
2 cups plus 2 tbs flour (2 1/8 cups)
Parchment paper
Whatever you want to stick in the middle

What you do:
Cream the butter and the sugar together on high speed for about 3 minutes (does anyone ever blend for as long as the recipe says to?  I always get bored)
Separate the eggs, and add the yolks and the vanilla to the butter mixture.  Beat this together until mixed.
Now add the flour and salt, and combine until your dough comes together.
Chill the dough for 30 min
Preheat your oven to 350
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper (if you have never used it, you should, it will change your life).
Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and arrange on parchment paper
Press the center of each ball down with your thumb, don't squish them to death, but make a decent thumbprint.
If you are using jam, add about 1/2 tsp now, if you're using something that will melt all over, put it on when they come out of the oven.
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until the edges turn ever so slightly golden brown and the cookies set up a little bit.
Cool for a good while, or your cookies will fall apart! 
This recipe is for 2 dozen cookies


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