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Preserve-Filled Thumbprints


Thumbprint cookies, shared by JHirlinger on our forum.


  • 1 (8-ounce) package Philadephia cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • fruit preserves


Beat cream cheese,butter and sugar in large mixing bowl at medium speed with electric mixer until well blended. Add flour and soda; mix well. Add 1/2cup chopped pecans and 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla to 1 1/2cups cookie dough. Mix well; chill dough for 30 minutes. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Indent centers; fill with about 1 teaspoon preserves. Bake at 350° 14 to 16 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool on wire rack.
Makes about 3 dozen.

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