I don't know if I have made my love of cookies clear.
I L.O.V.E. cookies.
Cookie monster is my idol.
I know making cookies can be a pain in the patootie but they are soooo worth the effort.
I happened upon this particular recipe in one of the ancient cookbooks under our kitchen counter. The United Churches in Canada - Let's Break Bread Together. I believe this was from the Hillsborough United Church of Hillsborough, N.B.
This is such a different cookie. Once I read the recipe I knew I had to try it. I mean, who puts meringue on a cookie? That's crazy!
Crazy and delicious.
I made a few minor adjustments to the recipe and the result is melt in your mouth tastiness.
1 cup butter, room temp
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg, separated
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 cup (approx) jam or jelly
1 tsp sugar
Preheat oven to 350. Line a cookie tray with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar until creamy. Add egg yolk and vanilla and mix well. Gradually add in flour. Roll into ping pong sized balls. Place on cookie sheet a few inches apart. Using your thumb or the back of 1/2 tsp measuring spoon, make indent in balls.
Bake at 350 until light brown, about 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and put a small amount of jelly or jam in the dent.
Whip the egg white with the 1 tsp of sugar until stiff peaks form. Top the cookies with the meringue and return to oven to brown.
Remove from oven, let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.