Orange and Pine Nut Thumbprints

Orange and Pine Nut Thumbprints

Relish this French-inspired dessert – crumbly cookies filled with orange marmalade, honey and pine nuts.

Prep Time

50

Minutes

Total Time

50

Minutes

Makes

2

dozen

3/4
cup pine nuts, finely chopped
3
tablespoons honey
1
tablespoon orange juice
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg yolk
1
cup all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup orange marmalade
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper. Place pine nuts in small bowl. In another small bowl, mix honey and orange juice until well blended. Set aside.
  2. In medium bowl, beat butter and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Beat in orange peel, vanilla and egg yolk until well blended. On low speed, beat in flour and salt until dough begins to stick together.
  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. If necessary, flour hands for easier handling. Roll balls in honey mixture, then roll in pine nuts. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. With thumb, make indentation in center of each cookie.
  4. Bake 9 to 12 minutes or until cookies are set and edges are golden brown. Remove parchment paper with cookies from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Fill each cookie with 1/2 teaspoon marmalade. Remove cookies from paper.
Makes 2 dozen cookies
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Take Note:
This recipe is a variation of a cookie popular in Provence, a region in southeastern France. Pine nuts, orange and honey are common ingredients in the cooking of the Mediterranean region. You can use 3/4 cup finely chopped almonds instead of the pine nuts, if you prefer.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 110
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 55mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 12g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.