This year I had spent around 4months in the India & unfortunately I had to stay thru summer there. It was unbelievably hot, temps were around 46 to 48 degrees. I felt like I was sitting in a hot oven & being baked for days.
I was experiencing the same when I was baking this thumbprints. It's end of summer here in US & the temps are @ 35 degrees for past few days. I was in two minds whether to bake or not & at last did it. I switched on heater to A/C mistakenly & it was just baking me in & out. House was heating up & suddenly it felt like house was on fire.
After all that nonsense happened & the time when cookies were baked I was just jumping with joy. They were irresistibly delicious .
References: Food network
Yields :14 Thumbprints
1 Cup all-purpose flour / maida
¼ Cup sugar and 2 Tbs. sugar to roll
¼ Cup butter
¼ Tsp. baking powder
¼ Tsp. salt
½ Tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tsp. elachi powder
Sift flour, salt & baking powder in a bowl.
In another bowl whisk sugar & butter to light & fluffy. To that add vanilla extract, elachi & egg. Just whisk them with sugar & butter. Now add the flour mixture little by liitle & fold it till the flour is mixed well.
Layer your baking sheet with parchment paper & start making some dough balls.
Take a scoop of dough & roll it in to a ball. Roll it in the extra sugar we kept & place it on the baking sheet. Now press gently on top of the dough like you are making a slight hole in the middle. Repeat the same with rest of the balls.
Bake them @ 350 degrees for 20 mins. After 10 mins of baking remove the baking sheet out of oven & quickly fill the jam in the holes. Now bake for another 10mins & remove them from oven. Allow them to cool on your counter top.
Serve as you want. I love having them with coffee or tea.
1. If you think the dough is little runny cover it & refrigerate it for 30min. It will be easy to roll some balls then.
2. Adding jam after 10mins of baking will avoid it to run & mess up your cookies. ( I had that problem with couple more of them)