Lemon-Cherry Thumbprint Cookies | How to make Lemon-Cherry Thumbprint Cookies

By Trisha Rudra  |  3rd Jun 2016  |  
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About Lemon-Cherry Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Simple butter and sugar cookies, with the zing of lemon and sweetness of cherries. These thumbprint cookies get their name from the indentation made in the middle, with a thumb, which is then filled with jam, jelly, chocolate or such.

Lemon-Cherry Thumbprint Cookies is a mouthwatering dish which is perfect to serve at any occasion. It is a recipe of American cuisine which is very famous in the whole worldwide. This is very amazing in taste and it contains a lot of health benefiting nutrients. It is a quick and easy recipe and you can easily prepare restaurant style Lemon-Cherry Thumbprint Cookies at your home. Lemon-Cherry Thumbprint Cookies by Trisha Rudra will help you to prepare the perfect Lemon-Cherry Thumbprint Cookies at your home. You don't need any extra effort or time to prepare this. It just needs 20 minute for the preparation and 15 minute for cooking. Whether it is a grand party or a normal kitty party, it is a perfect dish to serve and to get the compliments from your guests. This recipe follows the perfect art of cooking that gives an amazing texture to this and differentiate it from other dishes. In the Better Butter recipes, you will find the step by step process of this recipe by which you can know how to make the delicious Lemon-Cherry Thumbprint Cookies.

Lemon-Cherry Thumbprint Cookies

Ingredients to make Lemon-Cherry Thumbprint Cookies

  • Softened butter – 1/2 cup (113 gms)
  • Powdered granulated sugar – 1/4 cup (50 gm)
  • Plain flour – 1 cup (125 gm)
  • lemon zest – 1 tsp
  • lemon extract – 1/2 tsp
  • lemon Juice – 1 tsp
  • Cherries – 1 for each cookie (I’ve used canned cherries with syrup)
  • Icing sugar – for dusting on top

How to make Lemon-Cherry Thumbprint Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 190 C.
  2. Cream butter, sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest and extract.
  3. Add flour bit by bit and using a dough hook, or with your hands, knead slowly into a dough. It will be crumbly, don’t worry.
  4. Start bringing it together but don’t knead too much, only until it’s combined and smooth.
  5. Meanwhile, line a baking/cookie tray with parchment. DON’T SKIP THIS STEP.
  6. Make small lime-sized balls and place them on the tray, using your thumb to make an indentation.
  7. Fill each thumbprint with cherry, and a drop of syrup.
  8. Put the tray in the FREEZER for 15 minutes, while your oven preheats.
  9. Bake at 190 C for 15 mins or until small cracks appear on the cookies.
  10. Take out and cool for 15 minutes, remove and dust with powdered sugar.
  11. You may also make a frosting or glaze to go on top.
  12. IMP: Don’t try to remove hot cookies from the tray. They WILL break, they’re extremely fragile.
  13. Dust powdered sugar on top once they’ve cooled or make a simple sugar glaze to drizzle on top.
  14. Enjoy once cooled, with a cup of tea or coffee.. :)

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