Blackberry- Sage Thumbprints

Yield: 3 1/2 dozen

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 13 min

Blackberry- Sage Thumbprints

These have to be the most uniquely flavored cookies that I've ever made! They are excellent. The texture is different than regular cookies (must be the cornmeal), and they leave you saying... what is that flavor I taste- I know it- I know it, and I can't put my finger on it!


2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup cornmeal, fine grain
1 1/2 teaspoons dried sage, crushed
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 large egg yolks
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest, finely shredded
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup blackberry jam, seedless


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, sage and baking powder; set aside.

3. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar and beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg yolks, lemon peel, and vanilla until combined. Add flour mixture and beat until dough forms.

4. Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls. Place 1-inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Lightly press the tip of your thumb into the center of each ball (or use round part of measuring spoon). Fill centers with about 1/2 teaspoon of the blackberry preserves. Bake 13 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer to a wire rack; cool completely.


*Try substituting seedless raspberry jam for the blackberry.

Source: (Adapted slightly from Better Homes and Gardens)