Jam Thumbprints and White Chocolate Orange Dream Cookies

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Jam Thumbprints and White Chocolate Orange Dream Cookies

Last year, I was very new to blogging and time management involved, so I didn’t post very many Christmas recipes.  I did do a Christmas recap with photos, but no recipes, so I want to go back and do some of those recipes this year.  Some of them are every year Christmas tradition recipes for us, so I might be able to update with better photos.  I would definitely make better photos this year, but these are not too bad – well, they at least are not the worst photos I took last year.  The White Chocolate Orange Dream Cookies have been a favorite for several years.  Last year was the first time I made the Jam Thumbprints, but they are very similar to a cookie my husband’s mother used to make, so they will be returning.

I got both of these recipes off of My Recipes.  The Jam Thumbprints are from Sunset and the White Chocolate Orange Dream Cookies are from Southern Living.  The thumbprints are almost shortbread-like with a jam filling.  I used seedless raspberry jam.  The White Chocolate Orange Dream cookies have that creamy orange flavor that so many people love.  Both are wonderful and would make festive additions to your holiday cookies!

Jam Thumbprints
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup jam (I used seedless raspberry.)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment.
  3. Cream together butter and sugar with an electric mixer on high until light and fluffy.
  4. Add egg yolk and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  5. Add salt and flour and mix until well combined.
  6. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
  7. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place on prepared cookie sheet.
  8. Use a thumb or knuckle to make a ½ inch indention into each one.
  9. Spoon about ½ tsp. of jam into each indention.
  10. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly brown.
  11. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  12. Store in an air tight container for up to two days.

Source:  Very slightly adapted from Sunset via My Recipes.

This recipe was posted on Foodie Friends Friday.

White Chocolate Dream Cookies
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 36
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (two sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • ⅔ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. orange zest
  • 2 tsps. orange extract
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp. baking soda
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line three large cookie sheets with parchment.
  3. Cream together butter and both sugars until light and fluffy.
  4. Add egg, zest, orange extract, baking soda, and salt and mix until well combined.
  5. Mix in flour until well combined.
  6. Stir in white chocolate chips.
  7. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  8. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Source:  Very slightly adapted from Southern Living via My Recipes.

This recipe was posted on Foodie Friends Friday and The Mandatory Mooch’s Tasty Thursdays.

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  1. says

    Thanks for the recipes. I’m following you now and would love to have you visit and follow also on Twitter or Facebook. Thanks again. Linda

  2. says

    OMG…both of those cookies look delicious!!! I have never made thumbprint cookies before, I think I will this year. I was also new to blogging last year, so I barely got any recipes done and my photos are not all that great. Maybe I should just make them now before the holiday crunch :)

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