Recipe: Lemon Thumbprint Cookies

These are a great treat of a cookie combining lemon curd and shortbread. They end up very cute with little cracks in the side when you make the deep well for the curd. If you love your sweet with a little tart this is basically the best cookie for you.

Lemon Thumbprint Cookies
Yields 20
The marriage of sweet and tart in cookie form
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 110g butter, room temperature
  2. 60g sugar
  3. 1/2 tsp salt
  4. 1 egg
  5. 240g flour
  6. 50-70g lemon curd
Instructions
  1. Beat together sugar and butter until creamy.
  2. Add egg, salt and flour then mix with a spatula until a dough is formed.
  3. Knead the dough a few times until it comes together then chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  4. When chilled, form into 20 small balls on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  5. Use a measuring spoon or your thumb to press a dent in the cookie for the lemon curd.
  6. Fill each one dent with lemon curd.
  7. Bake at 180°C for 10-15 minutes until the cookies are golden.
Adapted from Happy Food Stube
Adapted from Happy Food Stube
Mab Made Food http://www.mabdese.net/bento/

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