Sourdough Thumbprint Cookies Recipe
Sourdough thumbprint cookies are easy to make with your sourdough discard. These soft and tender cookies are topped with your favorite flavor jam and dusted with powdered sugar for a festive holiday cookie!
Servings: 30 cookies
Preheat oven to 350°F (176° C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Mix wet ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add the egg, vanilla extract and sourdough starter discard and beat until combined.
Add dry ingredients: Add the flour, baking powder and salt to the wet ingredients and use the electric mixer to incorporate them until just mixed. Use a spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl, making sure all of the ingredients have been combined.
Shape the cookies: Place ⅓ cup of granulated sugar in a small bowl. Use a cookie scoop to measure out a 1 tablespoon size portion of cookie dough and shape into a ball. Roll it in the granulated sugar to coat. Place the dough ball on the baking sheet and use your thumb or the back of a measuring spoon to press an indentation into the dough ball. Spoon ½ teaspoon of jam into the indentation. Repeat with remaining dough.
Bake: Bake the cookies for 13-15 minutes. Remove them from the oven and allow them to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Once cookies have cooled completely, dust the tops with powdered sugar.
- The dough can be refrigerated before baking for up to 24 hours. Shape cookies prior to chilling or allow the dough to come to room temperature before shaping.
- To Store: Keep the cookies in a closed container for up to 7 days at room temperature.
- To Freeze: Place the cookies in a freezer-safe bag and keep frozen for up to 3 months.
Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 102IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg