Jam Filled Sugar Cookies
Hallongrotta, also known as Thumbprint cookies, are traditional in Sweden. The name Hallongrotta means 'Raspberry Cave" which just sounds so magic! Of course, given the name means Raspberry Cave, we can discern that traditionally these cookies were created using raspberry jam.
All lasting traditions grow and change over time and the classic Thumbprint cookie is often made with a plethora of different jams and jellies.
We enjoy offering thumbprint cookies during special occasions, the delicate taste, and texture. The brilliant colors that bring such fanciful thoughts. These are truly classics.
Thumbprint cookies make a great gift for most anyone. Keep in mind that these do not freeze well due to the addition of the jam and the moisture. Best bet is to gift them early on, or if you are bringing these to an office party, room temperature storage is most appropriate.
These are a great way to introduce young persons to the magic and safety of the kitchen. Also, a great way to teach about sharing.
Find this and other recipes in our book Beyond the Bread.
- 1 Cup Shortening
- 1 Egg
- 1 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 2 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp butter flavoring
- Add 2 cups of Flour and 2 Tbsp cold water, mix well. Shape dough into balls and place on cookie sheet. Using a spoon or your thumb make a hole in the center of each ball, make sure not to press all the way through. Fill holes with your favorite LunaGrown Jam.
- Bake at 325° in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove from oven and immediately remove cookies from baking sheet and onto a flat cooling surface (if you do not remove quickly these will firm up and any jam that has leaked will stick like glue to your baking sheet). Allow to cool and transfer to plate or serving dish.