Scrumptious Jam Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Scrumptious Jam Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

  • Makes: 2 dozen (12 Servings)
  • Ready In: 25 mins
  • Prep Time: 15-20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10-12 mins

A family favorite, these cookies are fun to make year round! Add your kids favorite flavor of jam or mix it up and have a few different flavors for them to try.

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 146
  • Fat: 8g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Sodium: 48mg
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 8g


  1. 2/3 cup butter
    1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
    ½ cup sugar
    2 egg yolks
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    2 slightly beaten egg whites
    1 cup finely chopped walnuts
    1/3 to ½ cup strawberry, cherry, or apricot jam or preserves


    1. In a mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.
    2. Add about half of the flour, the sugar, egg yolks and vanilla.
    3. Beat till thoroughly combined. Beat in remaining flour.
    4. Stir in pecans.
    5. Cover and chill about 1 hour or till easy to handle.
    6. Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
    7. Roll balls in egg whites, then in walnuts.
    8. Place 1-inch apart on a greased cookie sheet.
    9. Press centers with your thumb.
    10. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10 to 12 or till edges are lightly browned.
    11. Cool cookies on a wire rack.
    12. Just before serving, fill centers with jam or preserves.

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Beth Ziesenis

Beth Ziesenis is a writer, a speaker and a marketing consultant in San Diego, CA. She aspires to be the best Auntie Beth in the whole world, and hopes one day to run the Boston Marathon.

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