Siobhan's Thumbprint Cookies
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  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 11/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 11/4 teaspoon salt
  • 11 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 13/4 cup sugar
  • 11 large egg
  • 11 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 11/2 cup jam such as raspberry, strawberry, or apricot
  • 1 Confectioners' sugar for dusting
  • 12 large baking sheets; parchment paper; small pestle
  • 12 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1/4 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature3/4 cup sugar1 large egg1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract1/2 cup jam such as raspberry, strawberry, or apricotConfectioners' sugar for dustingPreparation Position a rack in the upper third of the oven and a second rack in the lower third then preheat to 350Β°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter and sugar and beat on medium speed, scraping the bowl occasionally, until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until fully incorporated, about 1 minute. With the mixer on low, add the flour mixture, and stir until just combined. Shape the dough into a disc, wrap it in plastic, and chill at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and arrange on baking sheets, leaving about 3 inches between cookies. Using your thumb or the round end of a small pestle, make a well in the center of each cookie. Using a teaspoon, fill each well with jam, being careful not to overfill the wells. Bake, switching the cookies between the upper and lower racks about halfway through baking, until golden, about 15 minutes. Cool the cookies on baking sheets for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Continue baking cookies on cooled baking sheets. DO AHEAD: The cookies can be baked ahead and stored, in an airtight container at room temperature, up to 3 days.



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