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Jam Thumb Print Cookies

Submitted by my dear friend Tami Cockrell from California


3 sticks  salted butter
1 Cup sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 1/2 Cup flour
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 egg beaten w/1 tsp water for egg wash
7 oz sweetened coconut
Raspberry or apricot preserves/jam


Pre-heat oven to 350. In an electric mixer with paddle attachment , cream together butter and sugar until just combined, then add vanilla. Separately sift together flour and salt. With mixer on low-speed slowly add flour to creamed butter mixture. Mix until the dough comes together.

Put in plastic wrap and chill 30-60 minutes. Next, Roll dough into 1 1/4″ balls, dip ball into egg wash then roll in coconut. Place balls onto a greased cookie sheet and lightly press an indentation into balls. Fill indentation with jam and bake 20-25 minutes until coconut is golden brown. Cool on a cooling rack and serve.

My friend Tami and her son Conner

My friend Tami and her son Conner


About Dish With Clarissa

Clarissa Ellis grew up learning to cook with her mom. In a time where traditional home-cooked food was going out of style, Clarissa learned to love and make those simple 'comfort foods' and family favorites. As she grew - and her mom got busier with long work hours, Clarissa supported her mom by taking over most of the cooking duties around the home. By the time Clarissa started high school - she had absorbed her mother's approach to traditional, homestyle Italian dishes; and thanks to So Cal's great weather year round... a love of cooking on the grill. Fast forward 30 years and Clarissa has never stopped cooking. She continued to explore food, learning more from So Cal's amazing cultural variety, trying things out on her family and her friends... and always learning. Never content to merely cook a good meal, Clarissa developed the habit of talking sharing her ideas with family, friends and coworkers. After a lifetime of learning and experimenting, Clarissa's love affair with traditional Italian cooking, and 'comfort foods' has grown into a robust, creative and cross-cultural approach to cooking that still manages to remain 'accessible' to the rest of us. Now Clarissa brings her experience and her approach online through her blog - giving all of us a chance give ourselves, our friends and our family the benefits of a lifetime of passion and joy in cooking simply great meals.

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