April 29, 2004
Oatmeal thumbprints

recipe thursdayThese cookies came with us to Jim’s birthday picnic last weekend where they were quickly consumed. The original recipe calls for raspberry jam, which I didn’t have, so I experimented with pear, (good) lemon curd (too runny) and a mysterious Iranian red fruit jam. My recipe is adapted from one in The Good Cookie by Trish Boyle.

Oatmeal Thumbprints
makes 36

1 cup walnuts
1 1/4 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
1 cup cake flour
1/4 tsp salt
7/8 cup butter (that’s 1/2 cup + 6 Tblsp)
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup all-fruit jam

Grind the walnuts into a medium fine powder. Set aside. Combine oatmeal, flour & salt. Set aside. Cream the butter until fluffy; add the sugar. Mix in the egg, then the vanilla. Add the oat mixture and stir until just blended.

Form 1” balls (the dough is soft), and roll in the ground walnuts. Place on greased (or non-stick) cookie trays. Flatten each ball slightly with your palm, then make an indentation with your thumb. Fill the hollow with about a 1/2 tsp of jam.

Bake at 350 for about 11 minutes or until golden brown. Take care not to overbake.

Posted by kuri at April 29, 2004 07:42 AM


YUM!! How about fig jam???

*scribbles down recipe to test out her new oven*

Posted by: Tracey on April 29, 2004 11:09 AM

Since I was getting rid of mushy plantains by making plantain & oatmeal bread, I decided to do a bake-fest and try the cookies too.

These are wonderful! I’m making half the batch w/o walnuts though, since some of us are allergic. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by: Jenny on April 30, 2004 02:17 AM

Yeah, they were delicious. Stella took one off the counter. Then this morning, I found the last half of banana bread on the floor with little toothmarks all over it. *sigh*

Posted by: Jenny on May 4, 2004 08:29 PM
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