This recipe is delicious. I made a modification: I used the whole egg in the dough and did not do the egg white and sugar topping. The level of sweetness was perfect without the extra sugar on top. For me it's not necessary as it already has the sweet fig preserves. I don't keep cream of tartar stocked so I substituted with baking powder. The cookies turned out perfect. My batch made 14, will definitely make again! =)
Fig ’n’ Flax Thumbprint Cookies
From EatingWell: November/December 2009
We love how the ground flax adds a nutty flavor and the brown sugar caramelizes on the outside of these thumbprint cookies. Fig preserves make this cookie special; other fruit preserves could be used as well.
13 Reviews for Fig ’n’ Flax Thumbprint Cookies
I think these cookies turned out nice, they have good flavor and I like the texture from the flax meal. The only problem I ran into was with the egg white--not only is it rather gross, ha, but when you go to roll the cookies in the sugar, the sugar dissolves in the egg white. Also, when you bake them, the egg white melts and oozes around the cookie, ruining the shape. I tried foregoing the egg white with the second pan and it worked fine.
(I think different types of preserves would work too, not just fig--I used apricot jam).
Will probably make them again.
in the 'vote by eating' these once again are the very first cookie gone from the plate in 2011, with so many requests for the recipe. Third year in a row! EatingWell should consider this a Grand Supreme multi-year winner!
These cookies are fantastic. I ground pistachio nuts and added them to the brown sugar/flax coating and then did half with low sugar raspberry preserves and half with low sugar apricot preserves. They were beautiful. I also used a truffle scoop (looks like a mini ice cream scoop with a quick release) and that made the process go much quicker. These are going to become a regular holiday treat in my house!
I loved these - really came out perfectly - one question for anyone - would it work as well to substitute a festive sanding sugar in place of the brown sugar in the final step?