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Blackberry Farm Thumbprint Cookies

These little cookies are a fun way to use the many kinds of preserves and fruit butters that we make. Made with sugar cookie dough, the flavors of the preserves can really shine through.

We like to use our classic Blackberry, Blueberry and Strawberry Jams but also Strawberry Rhubarb Jam, Apple Butter and Pumpkin and Pear Butter. A mix of several of these makes a colorful cookie tray!

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Makes 24-30 cookies

2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar, plus more for rolling cookies in
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla

Blackberry Farm Jams and Fruit Butters (you will need about 1 cup total)

Preheat oven to 350F

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  In the bowl of an electric mixer cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla to the butter mixture and mix well. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture in several batches, mixing only a little between additions. Scrape down the sides a couple of times and mix just until the ingredients are incorporated together. Pour about ¼ cup of granulated sugar out into a bowl or plate. Roll the cooking dough into 1-inch balls, roll the balls in the sugar and place on an ungreased baking sheet about 2-inches apart. Using your thumb, press an indentation into each cookie. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until the cookies are set (they will turn very brown).  If the indentation has disappeared (sometimes this happens), you can use the back of a small measuring spoon to create another one if you work quickly to press into the cookies just after you have removed them from the oven and they are still soft. Transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool completely. Once the cookies have cooled, spoon in a dollop of jam or fruit butter into the indention in the top of the cookie.  Store in a covered container until ready to serve.