I think I’m repeating myself when I say that Christmas is getting closer. Man, it is close! And you might think that the nearer we get to my favourite holiday, the emptier are my cookie boxes. Well, you’re partly right. Because I’m never really behind with my baking, the cookie varieties just seem to replace themselves. So, who wants some?
As I’ve been saying a few weeks ago, I want to try a few new things this winter. I did have a try at working with concrete so far, and I baked like crazy. And although I haven’t baked the nut wedges yet, I made a super delicious pistachio cake, and of course these wonderful treats. Plus I already tried the Chai Syrup (like this one), but I guess you’ll have to wait for that recipe for a while longer! Phew, I was actually more productive than I thought!
- 300 g of flour
- 100 g of sugar
- 2 eggs
- 125 g of crunchy peanut butter
- 75 g of cold butter
- Jelly of your choice
Start by mixing your flour with the sugar in a large bowl. Then, form a crater in the middle and break open two egg into it. Add the peanut butter and distribute chunks of the cold butter around the crater. Use your hand or an electric mixer to knead everything into a smooth dough. Form a ball and put it in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
In a next step, preheat your oven to 180°C (top and bottom heat). Furthermore, prepare two baking sheets with baking paper. Take the dough out of the fridge and knead it once more. Now it’s time to form the thumbprints! Form small balls (about 1.5 cm in diameter) and place them on a baking sheet. With the end of a wooden spoon, push little dells into the balls.
Bake the thumbprints for about ten minutes, then let them cool. Next, heat up the jelly in the microwave. Then with a spoon, drip some jelly into each dell of the thumbprint cookies. Let everything cool and dry. Enjoy!
Although I’m really not a huge peanut butter fan, these cookies are just the right mixture of sweet and savoury. I mean, I don’t know what to do with the rest of the peanut butter (maybe you have some ideas), but I sure as hell will be enjoying those cookies! Besides, they’re not really Christmas-themed, so you can actually bake them anytime you want. What do you think?