Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Pecan Turtle Thumbprint or Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Just when I thought I made my last favorite cookie, I find another one I love I forgot on this large list of cookies, thumprints. This year I thought lets try a different filling. My husband loves the combo of caramel and chocolate. I tried one cookie filled with that mixture, the next thing I knew, the jam thumprints got only one pan made of them and the rest became the turtle cookies...I personally love the red raspberry , but he said nope turtles all the way!
3 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1  cup butter, softened
1/3 cup butter flavored crisco
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup heavy cream plus two tablespoons
1 egg yolk
Filling:
Jams of choice, red raspberry, strawberry, blackberry, pineapple, lemon curd, orange marmalade, cherry perserves, etc. I  love these filled with 1/4 of a  caramel ( cut a whole square into four pieces),  mini chocolate chips, and  pecans, its like a turtle cookie, after baking for 10 minutes, fill with the turtle filling, put back into oven until caramel melts, around 7 more minutes.
Cookie Dough:
Combine all ingredients and mix together, until it forms a perfect ball. No refrigeration neccessary.

 Preheat oven to 350 F.
Roll into balls. With the bottom of a floured finger make an indentation in the center. Place on parchment paper. Bake for 10 minutes. Fill with jam, perserves or  my second favorite: add one cut piece of solid square caramels( cut in four pieces) , a few mini chocolate chips and  topped with chopped  pecans!  Then bake for another 5 minutes till set not browned. Cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar.


For 24 different cookies recipes click here...... Happy baking!
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