blueberry fingerprints

April 23, 2007 at 12:52 am | Posted in Cookies, Fruit | 14 Comments

why settle for snacks from the vending machine when i can bring freshly baked cookies from home? tonight i decided to make blueberry fingerprints; my smart-alecky rendition of jam drops/thumbprints. i used my middle finger to make the indentations on the cookies, hence the name. (yes, i realise i’m trying to act smart here)


adapted from donna hay’s modern classics 2

180g butter, softened
1 cup caster sugar
1 egg
2 cups plain flour, sifted
1/2 tsp baking powder
jam of your choice to decorate

1. preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. place the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until light and creamy. add the egg and beat well. stir through the flour and baking powder and mix to a dough.

2. roll 2 teaspoonsful of the mixture into balls. (i made bigger balls; if mixture is too soft, refrigerate for a few minutes before shaping) place onto a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper, allowing room for the biscuits to spread. press a finger into the middle of the dough to make an indent.

3. place jam in a small bowl and zap in the microwave for a few seconds to liquify it. fill the hole with jam. bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden. add a little more jam to the holes while the biscuits are still hot. cool on wire racks.


these cookies have a solid buttery taste, which complements the jam. there is a balance of textures; they are crisp at the edges and become slightly softer as you move into the centre. perfect with a glass of cold milk. (as it is for all cookies)


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  1. Ooooh, that’s pretty! Even better with strawberry jam or um, nutella. Hahaha.

    Eh, I’d like to make an order boleh? I’ll email you. 🙂

  2. su: i’ve emailed you back. 🙂 and nutella… everything’s better with nutella! heh.

  3. thank you again maya!! keep in touch ok! all the best for your other papers…….sociology…grrr!

  4. shaz: thank you sooooooo much! 😀

  5. urmmm if letak caramel in the middle bit tuh rasenye ok tak??? hehehehe….the cookies look pretty!!!!

  6. ashie: can i think! hehe. i think it’s quite a versatile recipe.

  7. what do you mean by making indetations on the cookies? you placed your thumb on the cookie or the blueberry? (confused)

  8. Hidayah,
    You make the cookie
    then press with your jari
    On the blueberry ke?
    Try out le!
    After you have done the indentation
    Tell us what happens!!!

  9. dayah: make a “hole” in the cookie dough with your thumb, THEN fill in the blueberry jam.

    ayah: you sound a bit vague. :p

  10. hahahahaha! your dad reminds me of husni da..

  11. shidah: i think i subconsciously fell for him cuz he reminds me of my dad? dunno eh. -_- ya, the corny-ness bit ada resemblance!

  12. can i know how much is 1 cup? issit 250g ??

  13. technically it is, but different ingredients have different weights you see, so for example 1 cup of sugar may not weigh the same as 1 cup of flour.

  14. oh.. okays ! i get it..
    THANKS ! ((:

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