One of the guys at work nudged about their cookie trays. Okay, I'll make you cookies! So, for the Monday morning meeting last week, I whipped up a bunch of different cookies. Merry Christmas!
- 3/4 C butter, at room temperature
- 3/4 C organic granulated sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 2 C white whole wheat flour
- 1/2 C ground almonds
- zest from one lemon
- 1 t vodka
- 1 t cold water
- jam (I had some passionfruit jam)
Pinch off pieces of dough and form into small balls, about the size of a walnut in its shell. Place each ball onto the baking stone or baking sheet, pressing a "thumbprint" into the center of each and slightly flattening. (The cookies will not spread, so make them the size that you want!)
Add about 1/2 t to 1 t of whatever jam or jelly you have on hand to each thumbprint. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Let cookies cool for several minutes on the sheet before transferring to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.