Albemarle Inn

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December 23, 2017

Cardamom & Fig Thumbprint Cookies

Posted by: Fabrizio Chiariello

Cardamom & Fig Thumbprint Cookies

Our holiday cookies and treats continue with Cardamom & Fig Thumbprint Cookies! We'll be honest -- these are already long gone!   :)


Cardamom & Fig Thumbprint Cookies
Makes 3Dozen Cookies

2 Cups All-Purpose White Flour
1 tsp. Ground Cardamom
¼ tsp. Baking Soda
¼ tsp. Salt
1 Cup Unsalted Butter, softened
¾ Cup Granulated Sugar
1 Egg
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/2 Cup Fig Jam
Powdered Sugar, for dusting finished cookies                                                                                   

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the butter & sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg & vanilla and mix. 

3. In a separate bowl sift the dry ingredients: flour, cardamom, baking soda & salt.

4. Add in the dry ingredients to the mixture, and mix until well blended.

5. Using a tablespoon, measure out each cookie & place rounded dough onto baking sheet, spacing about 1” apart.  Press thumb into the center of each round, making a depression. Fill each depression with the fig jam.

6. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the edges begin to brown.                                              Let cool & dust with powdered sugar. 

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