Just in time for Valentine's Day, a pretty cookie for you and yours.
To whom do I owe the inspiration for the recipe? Meryl Streep of all people, by way of Good Housekeeping Magazine. This, my friends, is the favorite cookie of arguably the greatest American actress of all time. I mean, The Deer Hunter. Out of Africa. Doubt. So many amazing film roles. Nearly 50 in all. And who can forget her spot on performance as the boss from hell in The Devil Wears Prada?
Well, little known fact: Meryl makes cookies on set breaks. Or at the very least, in the comfort of her sprawling home.
Don't you just love the raspberry thumbprint? It steals the show. The cookies would look so plain jane otherwise.
Anatole and I spent the better part of a morning making these cookies and Valentine cards for the special people in our lives. He was particularly happy with his three personalized cookies; see if you can find them.
Honey Wheat Thumbprint Cookies
Adapted from Meryl Streep's Heart Cookies, Good Housekeeping
1c butter, soft
2/3c almond flour or finely ground almonds
1 3/4c whole wheat flour
1 1/4c all purpose flour
Raspberry jam for thumbprint
1. Cream honey, butter, and vanilla. Add flours and mix well until blended.
2. Divide dough into four pieces, form each into a disk, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for a minimum of two hours or overnight.
3. Work the dough a little in your hands to soften. Apply a little flour to your work surface and roll each disk flat with a rolling pin, approximately 1/8" thick.
4. Use heart shaped cookie cutter to make hearts. Make an indentation with your thumb and apply a dab of jam to each cookie.
5. Transfer to a parchment -lined cookie sheet and bake 10-12 minutes, rotating the baking sheet half way through.
6. Remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack.
Makes 4-5 dozen, depending on the size of cookie cutter(s) used.