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.