Monday, July 11, 2011

Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint cookies are one of the classics.

Who can resist a buttery cookie filled with jam.
Especially homemade jam.
We are using our

  • 1 cup butter (2 stick or 8oz.), room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 3/4 jam (your favorite)
  • Parchment Paper
  • **Optional** 1 cup chopped nuts- We use Praline Pecans in ours.
1 Cream the butter and sugar for 3 minutes. 

2 Separate the eggs.  Add the egg yolks and vanilla to the butter mixture.

3 Add the flour and salt.  Mix until combined.  Place the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes.

4 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

5 Roll the dough into 1 inch balls. 

6 If not using nuts skip to number 8.   In shallow dish whisk the egg whites until bubbly and frothy.

7 Dip the balls into the whites and roll into the nuts.  Pat the nuts so they will stay on the cookies.

8 Place ball on parchment covered cookie pan.

9 Press down with your thumb to make a small well in each cookie.  Don't press too hard or the cookies will break apart.

How do you like Katie's thumb nail?
Check out our tutorial on Swirly Finger Nail.

10 Fill with 1/2 teaspoon of jam.

11 Bake for 12 -15 minutes or until slightly firm.  Allow to cook on pan for a few minutes then move to wire rack to finish cooling.

12 Grab a big glass of milk and enjoy.

"A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand"!


  1. These look wonderful. I have been making Sesame Seed Thumbprints for 40 years...a lot like yours.
    Come by and have a bite of ham...:)
    OOO, and I just became your 100th follower...YAY
    xo bj

  2. I love thumbprint cookies! I can't wait to try these! We would love for you to come share this at our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday" link party!

    The Sisters @

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  4. You know - I've never heard of thumbprint cookies before! Where have I been? That is such a great idea!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  5. I so love this type of cookies one of my favorites since I was little come see what I shared at

  6. I'm stopping over from the linky party at Me Making Do. I made thumb print cookies this week too. I found a vegan recipe which yielded good cookies. I bet yours are great too! I'll try your recipe sometime soon.

  7. Yum! Following from Sumo‘s Sweet Stuff link party. Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog. Hope to see you there.


  8. These look so good! I just pinned them and I'm definitely going to try them soon!! :)

  9. Great post! Thanks for linking up today!!

    {Sweet Treats Thursday}

  10. What a great way to use that yummy strawberry and fig jam! :)
    Thank you for linking this up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week as well!


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