Jam thumbprint cookies
These jam thumbprint cookies are one of the easiest things you can make with young children so are a great way to while away an afternoon baking with kids.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time32 mins
- 200 g (7/8 cup) butter (unsalted) (softened )
- 200 g (7/8 cup) golden caster sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 320 g (3 cups) plain flour
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 50 g raspberry jam
Pre-heat the oven to 180C / 160C fan /gas mark 4 / 350 F and line two or three baking trays with baking paper.
Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla
Get your little one to measure the butter (zap it in the microwave for 10 seconds or so if it’s not soft), sugar and vanilla and add to a large mixing bowl or freestanding mixer.
Beat together with the paddle attachment of your mixer, a hand held mixer or wooden spoons until the mixture is pale and fluffy.
Add the remaining ingredients
Form the biscuits
Roll small bits of dough into balls (about 3cm in diameter) and place on your baking tray. Leave a gap between the biscuits as they’ll spread in the oven.
Gently press your thumb into the centre of each biscuit to create a small hollow.
Bake the thumbprint biscuits