Goat Cheese and Rosemary Thumbprints with Fig Jam

Tina Zaccardi Recipe

By Tina Zaccardi Cupcaker

I just love goat cheese, rosemary and figs and I thought why not combine some of my favorite ingredients into a cookie. My husband absolutely loves these cookies, so I decided to enter then in a local Christmas Cookie contest last year and won 2nd place. Can't wait to start creating my next cookie!


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Serves:
4 Dozen Cookies
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Ingredients

16 Tbsp
butter, softened
8 oz
goat cheese, softened
3/4 c
granulated sugar
2 Tbsp
finely chopped fresh rosemary
2 large
egg yolks
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 c
store bought fig jam
1 c
finely chopped walnuts

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place the butter, goat cheese, sugar and rosemary in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat at medium speed for 3-4 minutes until light and fluffy. During the mixing process, stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl 1-2 times.
2
Add to the butter and goat cheese mixture the 2 egg yolks and vanilla extract and beat at medium speed until combined.
3
Add the flour and salt and beat on low speed until flour is incorporated.
4
Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. At this point the dough may be kept in the refrigerator for up to 2 days before baking.
5
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
6
Place the chopped walnuts in a shallow dish and remove the dough from refrigerator. Roll the dough into balls about 1 inch in diameter. Roll the balls in the walnuts to coat. You may need to gently press the walnuts onto the dough. Place the balls on the baking sheets about 2 inches apart.
7
Push the end of wooden spoon handle into the center of each ball to create a hole. If the dough sticks to the wooden spoon you may dip it some flour.
8
Bake the cookies for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, remove the cookies from the oven and using the wooden spoon recreate the hole. Fill each hole with 1/4 teaspoon of fig jam.
9
Return the cookies to the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes. They should be a light golden brown.
10
Remove the cookies from the oven and place the pan on a rack to cool for 5 minutes. Then, remove the cookies form the pan and place directly on the rack to cool completely.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Hashtags: #goatcheese, #rosemary, #fig