Christmas Cookies: Butter & Strawberry Thumbprints

It’s the holiday season! Literally my favorite time of the whole entire year. There’s just something about the Christmas season that I have always been obsessed with. I try to post healthy recipes for the most part, but come on, it’s Christmastime and we need some cookies!

These cookies are fool-proof and super easy to bake in a short amount of time. I typically don’t do a lot of baking because sometimes baking recipes can be a bit intimidating for me. However, I literally had all of the ingredients I needed at home to bake these beauties. It’s not actually the holidays without fresh, homemade cookies, right?!

For this recipe you will need:

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp fine salt

3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

2/3 cup granulated sugar

1 large egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/3 cup raspberry jam

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium size bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. (Pretty easy so far…)

Then, in another bowl, combine the softened butter and sugar. This is called the *creaming process.*

Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until evenly combined. (Still very easy…)

Next, gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until everything is evenly combined. *Try to not over-mix as you don’t want the cookies to be too tough.*

Line a baking sheet with a baking silicone mat or parchment paper. Add 3 Tbsp sugar onto a plate.

Using a small ice cream scoop or 1 Tbsp measuring spoon, scoop the cookie dough out and roll into a ball between the palm of your hands. Roll the ball in sugar and flatten onto the baking sheet. Gently press your thumb in the center of the cookie to create a little well. Add 1 tsp strawberry jam to the thumbprint.

Bake in the oven for 12 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool slightly on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack.

Super easy and super yummy!

Happy Holidays!!

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