i should be mopping the floor: Downton Abbey Christmas Thumbprint Cookies

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Downton Abbey Christmas Thumbprint Cookies

Today's post is brought to you by World Market. The recipe is my own.

These Downton Abbey Christmas Thumbprint Cookies are a 
mouthful of royally festive yumminess in every bite.
#DowntonAbbey #DoTheDownton

Downton Abbey Christmas Thumbprint Cookies
I've mentioned my love for the royally smashing show, Downton Abbey a time or two on this blog. Can't. Get. Enough. Last week, I hosted a Downton Abbey party and these were one of the treats I served. Check out the recipe below and enter for a chance to win an awesome Downton Abbey prize pack below. It's brilliant {said in my best English accent}. 


Downton Abbey Christmas Thumbprint Cookies
There was a bakery in the town I attended college called McKay's. It's the entire reason I got hooked on thumbprint cookies. They also had some killer cakes, too. But wow...those cookies. I started taking my mom's dough that she used for her Christmas Cherry Cookies and making thumbprint cookies with it...filling them with a variety of jams and jellies. I knew they would be AMAZING with World Market's Downton Abbey Christmas Preserves...and wow, they did not disappoint. 

I made these for my #DoTheDownton party that I hosted in my home last week. They were the perfect little treat on our royal buffet. I'll be sharing all of the party photos tomorrow, so pop back by!

Downton Abbey Christmas Thumbprint Cookies
And sweet mercy...these Downton Abbey Christmas Preserves are amazing {and adorable!}. I may or may not have eaten a spoonful {or three} straight out of the jar. Their Lemon Curd is ridiculously delicious, too. You can register to win both of these items as well as a bunch of other amazing Downton Abbey goodies in a World Market giveaway below.

Downton Abbey Christmas Thumbprint Cookies
Ingredients:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 sticks salted butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup Downton Abbey Christmas Preserves
Downton Abbey Christmas Thumbprint Cookies

Directions:
Beat cream cheese and butter with a mixer on medium-high for 2-4 minutes until fluffy. Scrape down the sides of your bowl and mix again for another minute. Add in the sugar and beat again for a couple more minutes...making sure it keeps its fluffy consistency. Reduce mixer to low and gradually add in flour. Mix just until the dough is combined. 
Remove dough from bowl and wrap it in plastic wrap {I just wrap the entire ball}. Refrigerate for an hour.
Remove dough and unwrap from plastic wrap. Take rounded tablespoons of dough and form balls between the palms of your hands. Place each ball of dough two inches apart on a prepared cookie sheet.
Using your thumb, create a small indention in each ball of dough, but be careful not to press all the way through. Fill each well with a teaspoon of the Downton Abbey Christmas Preserves.
Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 12-14 minutes, just until beginning to brown on the edges. Cool on pan and remove to wire racks after 10 minutes.

Makes 4 dozen.


Downton Abbey Christmas Thumbprint Cookies
I'm not going to lie...the actual dough is kind of amazing for nibbling, too {no eggs!}. 

Downton Abbey Christmas Thumbprint Cookies
Something about a dense cream cheese cookie filled with a lovely spiced jam.
These would be a perfect addition to your holiday baking.

Downton Abbey Christmas Thumbprint Cookies
Here they were at my Downton Abbey Party on my buffet. I bought a lot of great Downton Abbey items to use at my party through the World Market Downton Abbey shop here. I'll show you all of the party fun tomorrow. But, check out all of the Downton Abbey awesomeness you could win below>>>

Downton Abbey Christmas Thumbprint Cookies
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Downton Abbey Christmas Thumbprint Cookies
Here's hoping you and yours have a royally smashing holiday!
Okay. I'll quit speaking in my faux-British accent now.





8 comments:

  1. I was all set to start Downton Abby as my next binge-watch, and then NETFLIX TOOK IT AWAY FROM ME! boo! These cookies look amazing, and so very british :) Thanks for sharing, Kristi!

    xo,
    Kylie
    absolutelyarkansas.com

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    1. It is available on Amazon Prime now, Kylie! It is a MUST watch! Thank you bunches for stopping by!

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  2. Hi, Kristi, I love the cookies. I might have to make some for Christmas! Hope your Christmas is magical! Linda at Crafts a la Mode

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    1. Hi Linda! Thank you bunches for your sweet comment! I hope you and yours are blessed with a very Merry Christmas!

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  3. The cookies look delicious! I'm going to make them for my family at Christmas. Thanks for sharing!
    Eva, BuildinLondon

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    1. Thank you Eva! I hope you have a Merry Christmas and happy New Year!

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