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Fingerprint Cookies

By Beech-Nut

Fingerprint Cookies
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Who knew you could bake with baby food? Our Beech-Nut® purees are perfect for making these fruit-filled, buttery cookies perfect for the holidays (or anytime!). This super simple recipe requires just 7 ingredients and roughly 20 minutes of your prep time.

What you’ll need (makes 48 cookies):

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Confectionery sugar
  • [For the filling] 2 jars (4 oz each) Beech-Nut® Naturals™ Just Pear & Blueberry, plus 1/2 cup granulated sugar

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Make the filling: In small saucepan, combine the Beech-Nut® fruit puree with sugar; cook over medium heat, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until mixture is thick and bubbling. Let cool completely.
  • Make the dough: Beat butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until completely combined. Add flour and salt; beat on low until just combined.
  • Roll by tablespoonfuls into balls; arrange 2 inches apart on parchment paper–lined baking sheets. Lightly press thumb into center of each ball to make small indentation; fill with 1/2 tsp of filling.
  • Bake both trays in the oven, rotating and switching pans halfway through, for 20 to 22 minutes or until cookies are golden brown around edges.
  • Transfer to wire rack; let cool completely. Dust with confectionery sugar.

Fingerprint cookies - making the filling

Fingerprint cookies; make the batter

Fingerprint cookies - roll the dough

Press your finger into each cookie to make a space for the filling

Fill the cookies with your puree

Bake in the oven

Tip: Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 1 month!