Thumbprint Cookies are perfect for the Christmas holiday season. Filled with sparkling red raspberry jam they add a festive look to any holiday tray. But don’t limit yourself to the holidays, cookies can be made and eaten any time of year (trust me on this one).
Anyone can learn to bake gluten free cookies. It can be tricky and it is certainly disappointing when a recipe doesn’t turn out. But if you like cookies as much as I do then I encourage you to persevere. Get yourself four or five cookie recipes that work for you. Over time you will try new ones but start by collecting a few that work perfectly for you.
During the Christmas baking season I like to make my tried-and-true cookie and bar recipes and I always want to try something new. This year these gluten free thumbprint cookies are new for me.
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As you may have guessed the little indent in the cookies can be made with your thumb…thus the name thumbprint cookies. If your thumb is too big like mine just look around the kitchen and use the end of a wooden spoon or a tiny shot glass to make the indent.
For variety you can fill the indent with different jams or jellies. Blueberry, raspberry, apricot and pineapple would create an interesting tray of cookies and vary the taste.
For a change from the usual round tray try serving them on a rectangular shaped tray or even a cookie sheet lined with paper napkins, waxed paper or parchment. For an extra fancy presentation use a tiny strainer to sprinkle icing sugar over the entire tray of cookies.
Baking homemade cookies is a skill I think everyone should learn. The satisfaction of making cookies and the joy of eating them fresh from the oven…now that is worth the effort. For kids who eat gluten free hosting their own Cookie Decorating Party is a fun idea.
Many of my pans are more than ten and twenty years old. It takes time to collect good quality pans but it’s worth the effort in the long run. Pay attention to the pans and sizes that you like and work well for you. Then work toward a collection that will allow you to bake cookies, brownies, muffins and the occasional cake. Of course they can also be used for savoury dishes.
Let me know in the comments below if you have a trick you learned about baking gluten free cookies.
Thanks to Luane Kohnke for her cookie inspiration from her book Gluten Free Cookies.
|2 cups + 3 Tbsp cookie flour mix* (see recipe below)|
|½ tsp baking powder|
|½ tsp salt|
|¾ cup butter, room temperature|
|⅔ cup sugar|
|1 large egg|
|1 tsp vanilla|
|¼ cup raspberry, apricot, cherry, pineapple or blueberry jam|
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