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Jam Thumbprints

Jam Thumbprints
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  1. Roll the basic sugar cookie dough into tablespoon-size balls and place on baking sheets (do not substitute slice-and-bake dough).
  2. Make a well in each ball with your thumb. Fill the wells with a total of 1⁄3 cup apricot jam or raspberry jam.
  3. Bake at 350° F on parchment-lined baking sheets until just beginning to brown, 15 to 18 minutes.
  4. Cool slightly on baking sheets, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
By December, 2009

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    High in vitamin C, these hard, tart berries are grown in bogs in colder regions of North America and Europe. They’re almost always eaten cooked, as in the classic Thanksgiving relish.