Savory Parmesan Thumbprints

Savory Parmesan ThumbprintsThese cheesy shortbread rounds are perfectly paired with a sweet & savory jam topping.
Photo by Gil T.
Adapted from landolakes.com

PREP TIME

35

minutes

TOTAL TIME

90

minutes

SERVINGS

48

servings

PREP TIME

35

minutes

TOTAL TIME

90

minutes

SERVINGS

48

servings

Adapted from landolakes.com

Ingredients

  • Cookie:

  • 1

    cup Butter, softened

  • 1/4

    cup sugar

  • 2

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 1

    cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • Bacon Balsamic Onion Jam:

  • 3

    slices thick-cut bacon, chopped*

  • 2

    medium (2 cups) red onions, chopped

  • 2/3

    cup water

  • 2/3

    cup balsamic vinegar

  • 1/2

    cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • 1

    teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • Tomato Rosemary Onion Jam:

  • 2

    tablespoons Butter

  • 1

    medium (1 cup) white onion, chopped

  • 1/3

    cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • 1

    (14.5-ounce) can petite diced tomatoes, drained

  • 1

    teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary

  • Apricot Onion Jam:

  • 2

    tablespoons Butter

  • 1

    large (1 1/2 cups) yellow onion, chopped

  • 1/2

    cup chopped dried apricots

  • 1/4

    cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • 1/4

    cup honey

  • 1/4

    teaspoon saltDirections

Directions

DirectionsHeat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. Combine 1 cup butter and sugar in bowl; beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often until creamy. Add flour and Parmesan cheese. Beat at low speed until well mixed. (Mixture may be crumbly.) Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place, 2 inches apart, onto prepared baking sheets. Make indentation in center of each cookie with thumb or back of spoon. (Edges may crack slightly.) Bake 9-11 minutes or until light golden brown around edges. Transfer to cooling rack. Cool completely. Fill each thumbprint indentation with about 1 teaspoon desired jam. Serve immediately. To Make Bacon Balsamic Onion Jam: Cook bacon in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat 5 minutes or until browned and cooked; add onions. Continue cooking 3-5 minutes or until onions are softened; add all remaining ingredients. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture just comes to a boil. Continue cooking 35-40 minutes until almost all liquid is evaporated. Store any leftover jam in airtight container in refrigerator. *Substitute 5 slices regular bacon. To Make Tomato Rosemary Onion Jam: Melt butter in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat; add onions. Cook 3-5 minutes or until slightly softened; add brown sugar, tomatoes and 1/2 teaspoon rosemary. Cook, stirring occasionally, 15-20 minutes or until almost all liquid is evaporated and jam is slightly thickened. Stir in remaining rosemary. Store any leftover jam in airtight container in refrigerator. To Make Apricot Onion Jam: Melt butter in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat; add onions. Cook 3-5 minutes or until slightly softened; add apricots, brown sugar, honey and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, 15-20 minutes or until almost all liquid is evaporated and jam is slightly thickened. Store any leftover jam in airtight container in refrigerator.

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