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Iced Blueberry Jam Thumbprint Cookies

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From EatingWell:  November/December 2013

This healthy blueberry jam thumbprint cookie recipe incorporates white whole-wheat flour and uses less butter than traditional thumbprint cookies. The cookies are drizzled with white icing and filled with vibrant blueberry jam, but you can use any type of jam or icing to make your favorite combination.

4 dozen 1 1/2-inch cookies | Active Time: 1 1/2 hours | Total Time: 1 1/2 hours

Ingredients

Cookie Dough & Filling

White Cookie Icing

Preparation

  1. To prepare cookies: Position a rack in middle of oven; preheat to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet(s) with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Beat oil, butter, sugar, egg and lemon zest in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until well blended. Beat in honey, vanilla and almond (or lemon) extract until evenly incorporated.
  3. With the mixer on low speed, then medium speed, beat about half the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until incorporated. Beat in the remaining flour mixture until just incorporated.
  4. Divide the dough into quarters. Roll each quarter into a 9-inch “log.” Slice the log into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball. Place about 1 1/2 inches apart on a prepared baking sheet. Press a well into the center of each cookie with a thumb. Fill with about 1/2 teaspoon jam.
  5. Bake the cookies on the center rack, one pan at a time, until firm when pressed near the edge, 8 to 12 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool to room temperature.
  6. To prepare icing & decorate cookies: Stir together confectioners’ sugar and dried egg whites in a small bowl. Stir in 2 tablespoons water, corn syrup and vanilla (or almond) extract until completely smooth. Add a little more water if necessary to achieve a thin consistency for drizzling. Spoon the icing into a small plastic bag with a tiny tip of one corner snipped off. Drizzle over the cooled cookies. Or dip a fork into the icing and quickly wave it over the cookies. Let stand until the icing sets before storing the cookies.

Nutrition

Per cookie : 85 Calories; 3 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 1 g Mono; 6 mg Cholesterol; 14 g Carbohydrates; 1 g Protein; 0 g Fiber; 32 mg Sodium; 16 mg Potassium

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1/2 fat

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