Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Thumbprint Cookies Picture taken by MMBR. 2008 Copyrights. All rights reserved.

What are you going to fill these cookies with?

  • Jam
  • Nuts
  • Preserves
  • Jelly
  • Chocolate
  • Cherries
  • Candied Fruit

Thumbprint cookies are a shaped cookie and you fill with your choice of a yummy center. You press your thumb into the middle when they are halfway thru baking. Makes a great treat with for the holidays, tea party, or just because.

Thumbprint Cookies


Jam Filled Thumbprint Cookies Picture taken byMMBR 2008 Copyright. All rights reserved.

    1 cup butter, softened
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2 egg yolks
    3 cups all-purpose flour
    2 cups finely chopped walnuts
    1/2 cup jam or preserves
    2 egg whites beaten

  • Preheat Oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Cream together sugar, butter, egg yolk and vanilla.
  • Pour in salt and flour and blended well.
  • Roll cookie dough into 1 inch balls then dip into beaten egg whites. Followed by rolling into nuts and place 1 1/2 apart onto a ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake for 6 minutes. Quickly with thumb press thumb in the center of each cookie. Then put in you favorite jam then return to oven and bake for another 7 minutes.

Make 4 Dozen

Tip: Instead of using your thumb and pressing down in the center. Try instead in the thumbprint cookie the end of a wood spoon thats about 1/2 inch round.

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