Lemon Thumb Cookies (Bake With Kids Recipe)

Ms. Tiger and I had fun making these cookies a few days ago together. I think the cookies are so adorable because they are made by…

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Ms. Tiger and I had fun making these cookies a few days ago together. I think the cookies are so adorable because they are made by little hands, and are fancy enough to be served with afternoon tea. (If we slowed down enough to do that sort of thing). They are super easy to make, yummy, and fun for kids because the center of the cookie stars their thumb. 

Maybe because I have Easter eggs on my brain, but doesn’t the shape of the jelly remind you of an Easter Egg? I could see them included on any Easter table spread. 

I found this recipe in the D-1 Busy Bees Recipe book created by my mom. She used to bake tons of these with her kindergarten class so this is a definitely a kid tested recipe. Thanks mom!

Yield: 25

Ingredients:
1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 C. Sugar
1 Egg yolk
1/2 tsp. Lemon extract
1 1/2 C. Flour
1/4-1/2 C. Fruit jam

Directions:
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.  Beat butter and sugar in a bowl until it is light and fluffy.

3.  Add the egg yolk, and extract, and beat again until blended.

4.  Add flour slowly, mix on low speed until the cookie dough is blended and smooth. Our dough looked crumbly, but when squeezed, it held its shape.

5.  Help child pinch off a small piece of dough (about the size of a quarter, although ours are a bit larger because we weren’t making a classroom full). Have kids roll the dough into a ball and put it on the cookie sheet.

6.  Have child lightly press their thumb into the center of each dough ball making an indentation. Make sure not to make a hole, you just want a little bowl in the cookie.

7.  Fill indentation with 1/2 tsp. of jam.

8. Bake for 10 minutes, let them cool for a bit, and then enjoy!

TGIF!!! Have a great weekend! 🙂 

Thanks for visiting A Little Pinch of Perfect!-Katie