Sunday, December 09, 2012

Nutella Swirl Thumbprint Cookies


Christmas is just around the corner and I am sure many of you are busy baking cookies now. I won’t be baking much this year. I asked Diana what cookies she wants me to bake for Christmas and as usual she wanted Chocolate Chips cookies and this Thumbprint Cookies. These cookies are one of the classic cookies that I made every Christmas. I think we like it a lot because of the combination of buttery cookies and sweet jam.



Making these cookies is a bit more work if you are doing it alone as it took me a couple of hours just to roll them and filled them up with jams. Feel free to get your family or friends involved if you are making this. I add some Nutella to the dough to make it look a bit more attractive. I just mailed them to Diana and another friend of mine in PA and I hope they like it.


Ingredients:

3 stick/1 ½ cups butter – room temperature
1 cup sugar
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
¾ tsp salt
1 ½ tsp vanilla
1-2 tbsp milk - optional
2 tbsp nutella

Topping:

Some jam


1. Sift flour, salt and baking powder and set it aside. In an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and well combined. Add in the vanilla and mix well.
2. Lower down the speed of the mixer and add in the flour. Mix until dough comes together. If the dough is too crumbly you can add a bit of milk to it (I didn’t add any to this).
3. Remove 2/3 of the plain dough and mix in the nutella to the balance 1/3 of the dough. Mix it well. 4. Pinch some of the plain dough and a bit of the nutella dough and roll them up together. Place the balls on a baking sheet that line with parchment paper. Press a light indentation into the middle of each with your thumb or a round spoon.
5. Put about ¼ tsp of jam into each indentation. Bake cookies at pre-heated 350 degree F oven for 20-25 minutes or until it is lightly brown. 6. Remove from oven and let it cool completely on a rack before storing it in an air-tight container.

11 comments:

Ann@Anncoo Journal said...

These thumbprint cookies look very cute and pretty. Would love to try them for CNY. Thanks for sharing :)

Shereen said...

U want my address, Gert?.. Lol!Beautiiful bakes as usual and I love the table cloth/ mat that you are using.

Jeannie Tay said...

One reason I don't make many cookies...too much work shaping them lol! These look good!

Medeja said...

I never tried thumbprint cookies, yours look so cute!

Phong Hong said...

Very cute cookies! And with nutella, yum yum :)

MamaFaMi said...

Hello dear Gert...

I pernah buat this so called thumbprint cookies (not this one la)... tapi tak cantik... i think my thumb is a bit too plump to produce cute looking thumbprint cookies... hahahaha

Dah ready to celebrate Christmas ke?

MeRy said...

Thanks for sharing...

Linda said...

Wow! A great gift for friends and families! I didn't know of this thumbprint biscuit! First encounter....... Such a lovely biscuit! A must for Xmas! Thanks!

Cheah ~ No-Frills Recipes said...

This is labour intensive but looking at them ....well worth the effort. Good idea to make for CNY too!

lyly said...

Gert, your cookies are very cute and yummy

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Very festive cookies, perfect for Christmas..