Dec 5, 2011

Healthy Holiday Thumbprint Cookies

Here is a healthier variation of a traditional Christmastime favorite. It is the perfect cookie to have with holiday tea, in the company of beloved friends. This is also a fun treat to make with the kiddos - they will love topping them with your favorite jam or jelly :)

2 C spelt flour (or 1 C spelt & 1 C all purpose)
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 C butter
1/2 C brown sugar, packed
2 egg yolks
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 C jam or preserves

Preheat oven 350 degrees
Sift together flours and salt; set aside.
Cream together butter and brown sugar in bowl until light and fluffy.
Stir in egg yolks and vanilla.
Gradually stir dry ingredients into the creamed mixture; blend well.
Shape mixture into 1 inch balls and place 1" apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Press thumb into center of each ball.
Bake 10-12 minutes, or until light golden brown.
Cool completely on rack, about a half hour.
Fill thumbprints with jam.

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