Orange-Fig Thumbprint Cookies

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Certain cookies bring about more happiness than others. Some classics, like chocolate chip, oatmeal or peanut butter, are so commonplace they’re unlikely to inspire much joy. But thumbprint cookies, on the other hand, are a scoop above the rest. With gooey, jam-filled centers, they seem to always call for big smiles or special occasions, or at least their presence on a dessert table is a special occasion. The next time you want to step up your cookie game, bake up these cookies with cardamom and orange-fig jam.

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Makes 40 cookies


2 cup Bob’s Red Mill Unbleached White All-Purpose Flour
3/4 cup sugar
2- 3 Tbsp. powdered sugar
1 tsp. ground cardamom
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 cup butter, soft
1/2 cup Orchard Choice California Orange Fig Jam
1 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine flour with baking soda, salt and cardamom.
  3. In a large bowl, beat sugar and butter until combined and creamy. Mix in vanilla and egg. Mix in dry ingredients.
  4. Using a tablespoon, scoop out dough and place balls on baking sheets about 1 inch apart. Use the back of a spoon or your thumb and press down on the center of each balls, making a small crater in each.
  5. Fill each crater with jam.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, until edges are brown.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool. Dust with powdered sugar.

Note: For gluten-free, swap Gluten-Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour for the all-purpose.