[Retro Recipe Monday – UK Edition] Butter and Jam Thumbprints

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270g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
190g unsalted butter, softened
150g granulated sugar, plus more for rolling
1 large egg
1/2 vanilla pod, seeds scraped from pod, or 1/8 tsp vanilla pod paste or 1 tsp pure vanilla essence
75g raspberry, cherry or strawberry jam

How to make Butter and Jam Thumbprints
1) Preheat oven to 180°C / gas mark 4. Line two baking tins with parchment paper or silicone mats.

2) Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together in a bowl.

3) In another bowl, whip the butter and the sugar with a hand-held mixer until fluffy, about five minutes. Beat in the egg and vanilla until just combined. Slowly beat in the dry ingredients in two additions, mixing just until incorporated.

4) Scoop the dough into 2-cm balls with an ice cream scoop and roll in sugar. Place about 5-cm apart on the prepared baking sheets. Press a thumbprint into the center of each ball, about 1-cm deep. Fill each indentation with about three-quarters teaspoon of jam.

5) Bake cookies until the edges are golden, about 15 minutes. (For even colour, rotate the pans from top to bottom about halfway through baking.) Cool cookies on the baking sheets. Serve.

6) Store cookies in a tightly sealed container for up to five days

Deborah Castellano
Deborah Castellano's book Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want is available for purchase through Amazon, Llewellyn and Barnes and Noble.
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She writes about Glamour Magic here at Charmed, I'm Sure. Her podcast appearances are available here.

Her craft shop, The Mermaid & The Crow specializes in old-world style workshop from 100% local, sustainable sources featuring tempting small batch ritual oils and hand-spun hand-dyed yarn in luxe fibers and more!

In a previous life, Deborah founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from the New York Times and MTV.

She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and their cat, Max II. She has a terrible reality television habit she can't shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters.  


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