Lemon Thumbprints
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A lemon cookie with lemon curd filling.
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 3 dozen
  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 lemon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups flour
  • lemon curd *(see notes)
  1. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and mix well.
  2. Add the zest and juice of one lemon. (About 3 tablespoons of juice) Mix well.
  3. Add salt, baking powder, and flour, and mix just until combined.
  4. Place small spoonfuls of dough on a baking sheet, and form a well in the center of each. Fill each well with lemon curd.
  5. Bake at 325F for 11-14 minutes. Let sit on the baking sheet for 1-2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
I used THIS RECIPE to make a batch of lemon curd ahead of time. I had some lemon curd leftover after making the cookies.
Recipe by Jens Favorite Cookies at http://jensfavoritecookies.com/2015/03/12/lemon-thumbprints/