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These flavorful Pepper Jelly Cornmeal Thumbprint Cookies will surprise you with their soft cornmeal crumb and spicy, sweet filling. Spice things up this holiday season!

Pepper Jelly Cornmeal Thumbprint Cookies

Yield: 4 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
These flavorful Pepper Jelly Cornmeal Thumbprint Cookies will surprise you with their soft cornmeal crumb and spicy, sweet filling. Spice things up this holiday season!
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Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup red and/or green pepper jelly

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar and baking powder and beat until combined.
  • Add egg yolk and vanilla until combined, then add cornmeal.
  • Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour.
  • Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls and place 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. 
  • Lightly press the tip of your thumb into the center of each ball of dough and fill each center with about 1/8 teaspoon of pepper jelly.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; let cool completely.