Grandma Rose's Thumbprint Cookies
1 cup of butter (2 sticks), sit out so it will be at room temperature
1/2 cup of sugar
2 eggs, sit out so it will be at room temperature
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
2 cups of flour
3/4 cup of your favorite jam
Thimble full of Kentucky Bourbon
1 Cream the butter and sugar on high speed for about 3 minutes.
2 Separate the eggs. Add the yolks and vanilla extract to the butter mixture.
3 Add the flour and salt. Ad the bourbon. Mix until just combined. Place the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes and preheat the oven to 350F.
4 Take a tablespoons full of dough. Roll the dough into balls about 1 inch in diameter in your hands. Place the balls on parchment lined cookie sheets.
5 Press down with your thumb to make a small well in the center of the cookie. Do not press too hard or the cookie will fall apart. Fill with 1/2 teaspoon of jam.
6 Bake for 12-15 minutes or until slightly firm. Allow to cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet to firm up before moving them to a wire rack to finish cooling.
7. When they are almost all cooled take a sifter and add powdered sugar to it. Sprinkle through the sifter onto the cookies.
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Our Grandmother's secret to most of her recipes was adding bourbon to it. We all took turns helping her make these cookies. Memories are great! The cookies even better.