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Dec 14

Twin Cities Live - Cherry Poppyseed Thumbprints

We can't wait to try this unique twist on a classic Christmas cookie!  Baking instructor Nancy Burgeson will show you how to create her Cherry Poppyseed Thumbprints! She thinks it pairs great with our Cherry Nut ice cream and we agree!

Bridgeman's Cherry Nut Ice Cream


Cherry Poppyseed Thumbprints

1 cup softened butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla or Almond extract
½ cup cherry or raspberry preserves or ½ or whole cherries
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp. salt
2 Tblsp. poppy seeds

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Cream together butter and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Mix in flour, salt, and poppy seeds until well blended. Drop dough from a cookie scoop onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Make an indention in the middle of each cookie with your finger. If the dough is too sticky, dip your finger in water first. Fill each hole with about half teaspoon of preserves.

1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. almond or vanilla flavoring
enough water to make a spreading consistency
Drizzle over cookies.