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Jam Thumbprint Cookies

User Rating 5 Star Rating (3 Reviews)


Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Diana Rattray
Use your favorite jam or preserves in these thumbprint cookies.

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 cups sifted flour, or more
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • strawberry or raspberry jam


Cream butter and sugar together. Add egg yolks, flour and vanilla; mix well. If dough is too soft to handle, work in little more flour.

Roll dough into little balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Make a thumb print in the center of each. Fill thumbprint with your favorite jam. Bake a small first batch, and if the cookies in the first batch spread too much, work a little more flour into the dough. Bake at 400° for 8 to 10 minutes, until light brown around edges.

Makes 8-10 dozen cookies.

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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Great! + a slight variation, Member JennyPeep

I made these as-is first and they turned out perfectly. Because it's such a great basic cookie recipe that doesn't require chilling or parchment paper or any frou frou nonsense, it stood up well to a slight variation: Instead of jam, drizzle a tiny amount of honey in the thumbprint and then fill the space with a pecan half. Enjoy!

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