Oscar’s Donna Hay jammy thumbprint cookies

Oscar came home from school last week so excited. On his library day, he got two books – one on knights, the other a Donna Hay cookbook for kids titled “Cool Kids Cook“. And indeed they do.

Donna Hay Thumbprint Cookies

(but now referred to in our house as Oscar’s jammy thumbprints)

  • 180g butter
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup SR flour
  • 1 1/4 cup plain flour
  • raspberry and apricot jams (or whatever you prefer)
  1. Preheat oven to 180C, grease a biscuit tray
  2. Cream the butter and sugar
  3. Add the egg
  4. Fold through the flour
  5. Roll dessert spoons of dough into a ball and flatten slightly
  6. Place on the tray then press your thumb into the middle to make a hole
  7. Spoon in a tsp of jam into each thumbprint. The boys seemed to like the Apricot ones better, go figure.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the biccies are golden. (In our oven it was more like 15-17 minutes)
  9. Makes around 18.

I like the idea of making grown up versions of this with wholewheat flour and jams like a fig jam or something similar.

They’re quite large biscuits – big discs – and really really good.
I’d post a photo if I could be bothered. But, you know …