Cheesy shortbread and sweet jam are a perfect match in this easy recipe for decadent Savory Fig & Cheddar Thumbprint Cookies.
Adapted from Food52.
Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place them on the baking sheets, pressing your thumb or index finger into each to make a small indentation (this would be source of the "thumbprint" in the name of the cookie). Fill each indentation with a tiny spoonful of jam and add a pinch of flaky sea salt on top. Chill the cookies for an hour or up to overnight.
Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes until done and let cool on a rack before storing in an airtight container. Serve these savory-sweet delights as an accompaniment to a charcuterie platter or just as an upgrade to your usual cookie game!
Looking for a nice homemade jam? I recommend trying my recipe for homemade Spiced Fig & Plum Jam as the filling in these cookies!