Our Apricot Preserves offer an easy way to make a uniquely tasty dessert. These simple thumbprint style cookies are the perfect way to add a new twist with all-natural fruit flavor. Apricot Preserves add a festive dose of orange color to the middle of the cookies and a deeply succulent flavor.
1 cup of butter (2 sticks or 8 ounces), room temperature
1/2 cup of sugar
2 egg yolks, room temperature
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
2 cups of flour
3/4 cup Bonne Maman Apricot Preserves
Mix the butter and sugar on high speed for about 3 minutes.
Separate the eggs. Add the yolks and vanilla extract to the butter mixture.
Add the flour and salt. Mix until just combined. Place the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes and preheat the oven to 350°F.
Roll the dough into balls about 1 inch in diameter and place on parchment lined cookie sheets.
Press down with your thumb to make a small well in the center of the cookie. Fill with 1/2 teaspoon of preserves.
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.