How do you turn a thumbprint cookie into something spectacular? You flavor it with exotic cardamom and fill it with Orange Fig Jam from Valley Fig Growers. We developed this lovely holiday cookie in partnership with Valley Fig Growers as a way to celebrate their stellar products.
These cookies are so easy to make and the warmth of cardamom makes them truly special this time of year. They’re especially fun for the kiddos- I mean, who doesn’t love jabbing your thumb into soft cookie dough?? Make a batch of these and place them in a small box with some tea for a thoughtful gift for your friends and neighbors.
If you can’t find the Valley Fig jam near you, you can use any type of jam you want, but we really think the figs make these cookies really special. Look for stores in your area that stock Valley Fig Growers spreads and dried figs here. Make these cookies gluten free by using our Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour in place of the all purpose flour.
Cardamom and Fig Thumbprint Cookies
Servings: 40 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 15minutes | Passive Time: 10 – 60minutes
- 2 cup Unbleached White All-Purpose Flour
- 1 tsp ground Cardamom
- 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1 cup Butter soft
- 3/4 cup Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 cup Orchard Choice California Orange Fig Jam
- 2- 3 Tbsp Powdered Sugar
Preheat oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, cardamom, baking soda, and salt and set aside.
Combine butter and sugar until creamy. Add egg and vanilla and mix until combined. Add flour mixture and stir until thoroughly mixed.
Scoop cookies by the tablespoonfull onto the prepared baking sheets leaving about 1 inch of space between each. Press your clean thumb into the top center of each cookie, making a deep depression.
Fill each depression with fig jam. If desired, chill cookies for 1 hour before baking.
Bake at 350°F until the edges just begin to brown, about 15 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes then dust with powdered sugar.