These oat biscuits are called 'thumbprints' as that's exactly what you do - make a thumbprint in each biscuit before baking, then fill the thumbprint with a wee bit of raspberry jam. Fun to make with children!
I ended up with 76 cookies; baked them 7 1/2 minutes. They're very good. I omitted the nuts & tossed in an extra scant 1/2 cup of oats. Next time I'll try vanilla instead of almond extract. I would recommend letting the dough sit for 10 minutes or so before making your cookies. I found that the dough was easier to work with as I went along, because the oats were absorbing liquid. - 06 Mar 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
These turned out great! After reading that a few of these leaked through the bottom, I made mine a bit bigger by rolling them into 3" balls then making a more shallow hole, rather than a deep thumbprint. I used cherry, blueberry, and strawberry jam for mine, and all three kinds worked really well. I also used all shortening (ran out of butter...) This is definitly a keeper! - 21 Aug 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This is an excellent cookie! I made it last Christmas for the first time and my husband insisted that I make them again this year. I use more jam than called for, but everything else I do as the recipe says. Only problem is I keep calling them "jum thambprints"! - 28 Dec 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)