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Whip Up a Batch of Cafe Sicilia's Flavorful Sweet & Savory Thumbprints

Sweet and Savory Thumbprints

(Makes about 70 cookies)


  • 10 oz  All-Purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2  tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 9 oz sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 9 oz butter, at room temperature
  • 2 - 3 oz apricot preserve


Preheat the oven to 400°F. Sift together all the dry ingredients. Add the cheese and mix. Add the butter and mix to a dough.

Roll walnut sized balls of dough and place them in the hollows of mini muffin pans. Use the handle of a wooden spoon to press small indentations into each dough ball. Spoon a small quantity apricot preserve into the indentation.

Bake the cookies for about 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.

Buon Appetito!

For more recipes from Cafe Sicilia click here




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