Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Truthwitch Party Prep: Something To Eat

It's Day 2 of the Truthwitch celebrations! So you have something to drink – coffee from Mathew's Coffee Shop – and now you need some tasty treats to eat. Luckily I have just the thing.

Susan Dennard has said that the Witchlands are loosely inspired by three ancient European empires – the Venetian Empire, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the Ottoman Empire – so I wanted to find something with a little bit of that Eastern European heritage. I landed on these jam thumbprint cookies which I love because the jam filling reminds me of blood (bwahaha) and Aeduan the Bloodwitch by association. You can use any fruit preserves you like – I went with raspberry because I wanted that deep red color and I just like raspberry-flavored things.

Bloodwitch Cookies

Modified from Allrecipes.com
Makes about 4 dozen cookies

Prep time: 40-45 minutes
Cook time: 8-10 minutes

3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup raspberry preserves

Preheat oven to 375°F.
In a medium bowl, cream the butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract.
Stir flour and salt in separate bowl. Combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients slowly until a soft dough forms. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Use your finger or teaspoon to make a well in the center of each cookie.
Spoon the raspberry preserves into each well halfway (about 1/4 teaspoon of preserves).
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until golden brown on the bottom. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

*No Bloodwitches were harmed in the making of these cookies.

Check out all my Truthwitch party posts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

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