Starbuck's Italian Date Thumbprints Recipe
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Starbuck's Italian Date Thumbprints
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
3 1/2 tablespoon potato flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup hot double-strength Starbucks Christmas Blend or other dark
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup orange marmalade
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment
paper or lightly grease. Sift together flour, potato flour, baking
powder and salt; set aside.
Soak the dates in the hot coffee for at least 30 minutes. Drain
coffee but reserve 1 teaspoon of the liquid. Cream butter and sugar
in a mixture bowl until light and fluffy. Add the egg, milk,
reserved coffee and vanilla and mix until blended.
Add soaked dates into the flour mixture and toss just to coat
lightly. Add flour into the creamed mixture and mix until smooth.
Form approximately 2 tablespoons of dough into a ball by rolling
Make an indentation in the center of each ball and place on prepared
baking sheet at least 3" apart. Fill each indentation with 1/2
teaspoon of orange marmalade.
Bake cookies in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly
Cool thoroughly on racks before serving. Garnish with orange peel or
a stick of cinnamon.
Yields approximately 36 cookies
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