The best Thumbprint Cookies made with a no-chill shortbread dough that comes together in just 10 minutes! Use any one of your favorite jams to brighten up the cookie center.
Preheat the oven to 375°F and have ready a cookie sheet lined with either parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
In a small bowl, whisk together flour and salt and set aside until ready to use.
Combine the butter, egg yolks, granulated sugar, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl and mix on medium-high speed until well combined.
Add the flour to the wet ingredients and mix on low until combined. The dough will take about a minute or so to come together and you should expect it to be fairly thick.
Scoop scant tablespoon-sized mounds of dough, roll it into balls and place them about 1 inch apart on the baking sheet.
Use a 1/2-teaspoon measuring spoon to gently press into the dough create a divet in the center of the dough ball. Gently shape up dough by making an 'ok' shape with your hand, cupping the dough ball, and gently squeezing together, if needed.
Add a scant 1/2 teaspoon of your favorite jam to the well in the cookie and bake for 15-16 minutes, just until the bottom edges are tinging golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to rest on the baking sheet 5-10 minutes before serving.
The Anthony Kitchen