How delicious do these jam thumbprint cookies look? We have been needing spice jars for a while. It's so much cheaper to buy in bulk so our cupboard is crammed full of little baggies of spice. While Jeff was waiting for our car to be fixed, (The car is having a bad month.) Jeff wandered into Marshall's and saw a set of six little jellies for six dollars. That's a dollar a jar. We have previously priced spice jars at $1.50-$3.00 and thought, "No way! We're not paying more for a jar than for the spice."
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup fruit preserves, any flavor
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Step 2: In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, vanilla white sugar and egg yolks. Mix in flour a little bit at a time until a soft dough forms. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. If dough is too soft, refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes. Place balls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Use your finger or an instrument of similar size to make a well in the center of each cookie. Fill the hole with 1/2 teaspoon of jam.
Step 3: Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown on the bottom. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.
Yields 24 cookies