I bake a lot of things, a lot of cookies- and I get a lot of opinions. And with this recipe, I get a lot of requests for seconds, another batch, or a recipe. These are the most raved about cookies I make, and while I wish I could take credit for them- I cannot. This recipe comes from my German grandmother's kitchen, Omi. These cookies are bright, zesty, sweet and just a bit fruity: just like Omi. So without further introduction, here is your new favorite cookie recipe!
What you'll need:
-1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)
-1 cup sugar
-2 tsp orange juice
-2 1/2 cups flour
-1 tsp baking soda
-jam of your choice
-powdered sugar & milk glaze
What to do:
-Throw your butter, sugar, orange juice, and egg into your mixer and mix on high until light and fluffy.
-Next, add in the flour and mix until completely combined.
-Wrap up your dough in wax paper, then throw it in the fridge for 2 hours (or freezer for 30 minutes).
-When you're ready to bake them, preheat the oven to 350 and start rolling the dough into little balls.
-Place your cookies on your cookie sheet, smoosh your thumb into the middle of them- making a place for the jam to live.
-Spoon the jam into the thumbprints, then throw them into the oven for 8-10 minutes until golden brown.
-For the glaze just mix a cup of powdered sugar with a couple tablespoons of milk and a little vanilla and drizzle it on top of the cookies when they're out of the oven cooling.
And that my friend is how you make what my mother lovingly refers to as "little fat pills"! Warning- if you gift these little guys, be prepared to make more! And you can never "just have one".