Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Jam Thumprint Tarts

Jam Thumbprint Tarts

2/3 cup butter, (or vegetable shortening) softened
3 – 4 T. honey
2 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla
½ teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups soft white wheat flour (I suspect you could substitute all-purpose flour)
Strawberry Jam or spread

Cream together butter and honey. Beat in yolks, vanilla and salt. Stir in flour. Chill. In greased mini muffin tins, gently pat about 1 T. dough. Indent top of cookie deeply with thumb. Bake in 350 degree oven for 17 – 20 minutes or until lightly brown. While still warm, top with a generous dollop jam. Makes exactly 3 dozen delicious cookie tarts.

One of the lovely things about this recipe is it taste delicious (isn't that a lovely thing about most recipes? But what I mean is...) and it's healthy. Use a jam made with honey or other sugar alternative and even expectant mothers can indulge guilt free.

While I was raised rarely eating sugar, it recently came to my attention that pregnant woman should avoid sugar - at least according to my "sisters" midwife. I love added bonuses to an already good thing.


Tricia Regar said...

Weell...I didn't hear that from MY midwife ;-), so, yes, I ate sugar. But I was careful to not eat too many sweets, because I didn't want to look as if I HAD... *grin*

I made those tarts yesterday (Hannah posted the recipe at The Recipe Exchange), and they were smashing hit!! Matt declared them his favorite dessert because they were small, delicious, and he could eat 6,000 of them. :D

TW said...

I love tiny treats that keep you coming back for more - or maybe I don't, but I do. One of those things you know. :)

I know not all midwives nix the sugar, but for some reason she wants her ladies to be really careful.

I personally, no matter how bad sugar might be for you, love sugar laden treats. Out of deferenece to Mum, who can't have too much sugar, I pretty much stay away from it except for special recipes that "have to have it". :)