Lemon Poppy Seed Thumbprints

1
Garrison Wayne

By
@TheOrganizedChef

I have always adored jam filled anything! Jellyroll, Trifle, Thumbprint Cookies,..you name it! These are the easiest cookies in the world to make and they are by far some of the best you will ever have. If you have priced cookies made with real butter in the store recently, you will know that it makes good economical sense to make them yourself. You may have to keep your eye out for commercially made Lemon Marmalade or Jam. I believe I purchased my jar imported from Italy at World Market. Do not mistake Lemon Curd for Jam. Lemon Curd is perishable at room temp and should not be used here.

Rating:

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

Comments:
Serves:
28 cookies
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 stick
    butter, unsalted
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 2 Tbsp
    poppy seeds
  • ·
    zest of 1 lemon
  • 1
    egg yolk
  • 2 Tbsp
    heavy cream
  • 1/4 c
    lemon marmalade or jam

How to Make Lemon Poppy Seed Thumbprints

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients except the marmalade/jam. Mix with hands until quite smooth and well mixed.
  2. Make 1 1/4 inch balls of dough by hand and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Make an indentation in the center of each ball with your thumb. Fill the indentation/well with about 1/3 tsp or so of marmalade or jam. Do this with a small spoon. Do not overfill.
  3. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 14 - 15 minutes. For convection ovens, use 325 degrees for the same amount of time.
  4. Remove from cookie sheet with a spatula to cool completely on a rack. Do not stack.
  5. Store airtight between layers of waxed paper. Makes 28 absolutely luscious cookies.

Printable Recipe Card

About Lemon Poppy Seed Thumbprints





Show 3 Comments & Reviews

31 Reasons Why There's Always Room For Dessert Recipe

31 Reasons Why There's Always Room for Dessert

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

We all know that we have a second stomach. The one that magically appears just when we think we can't eat another bite and then get a glimpse at dessert....

17 Snickerdoodle Recipes That Are Cinnamon-sugar Perfection

17 Snickerdoodle Recipes That Are Cinnamon-Sugar Perfection

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

There’s something so magical about the cinnamon sugar perfection of a snickerdoodle cookie. These soft, melt-in-your-mouth sweets are one of our absolute favorites desserts - so we decided to find...

Simple, Easy To Carry Labor Day Desserts Recipe

Simple, Easy to Carry Labor Day Desserts

Kitchen Crew

I'm heading to a Labor Day barbecue this weekend. Everyone is bringing something and I've been assigned a dessert. I started to look through my Recipe Box app to see...