Butter and Jam Thumbprints
1 3/4 C. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 C. butter, softened
2/3 C. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup jam, flavor of your choice
Preheat oven to 350. Whisk flour, baking powder and salt together. In another bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla until just combined. Slowly beat in dry ingredients in two additions, mixing until incorporated.
Form dough into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar. Place two inches apart on baking sheets. Press a thumbprint into the center of each ball, about a half inch deep. Fill with approximately 3/4 teaspoon of jam. Do not overfill the well or your jam will run everywhere once it heats up. Although it is the baker's privilege to eat those "mistakes" without guilt!
Bake until edges are golden, about 15 minutes. For even color, rotate pans from the bottom oven rack to the top oven rack halfway through baking. Cool on cookie sheets and serve.
Store in tightly sealed container up to 5 days.
Makes 24-30 cookies.
Enjoy these with someone you love!