Recipes and Cooking Berry-Sage Thumbprints 4.6 (13) Sage and cornmeal add a savory taste to these pretty butter cookies. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Brie Passano Prep Time: 25 mins Bake Time: 10 mins Total Time: 35 mins Servings: 60 Yield: 60 cookies Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 cup all-purpose flour ⅔ cup yellow cornmeal 1 ½ teaspoon dried sage, crushed* ¼ teaspoon baking powder 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup packed brown sugar 2 egg yolks 2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla ¾ cup blackberry preserves Fresh blackberries (optional) Chopped fresh sage or crushed dried sage (optional) Directions Preheat oven to 350 degree F. In a medium bowl combine flour, cornmeal, sage, and baking powder. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar and beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg yolks, lemon peel, and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour mixture as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour mixture. Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls. Place 1-inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Lightly press the tip of your thumb into the center of each ball. Fill the centers with about 1/4 teaspoon blackberry preserves. Bake about 10 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool completely. If desired, top each with a fresh blackberry and/or sage just before serving. Makes about 60 cookies. *For Fresh Sage Substitute 1 Tbsp. fresh sage, finely chopped for the dried Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 115 Calories 5g Fat 16g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 60 Calories 115 % Daily Value * Total Fat 5g 6% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Cholesterol 24mg 8% Sodium 57mg 2% Total Carbohydrate 16g 6% Total Sugars 8g Protein 1g Vitamin C 0.6mg 3% Calcium 10.1mg 1% Iron 0.5mg 3% Potassium 37mg 1% Folate, total 8.1mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.