These versatile Thumbprint Cookies are so much fun to make for the holidays. Fill them with your favorite fillings and enjoy!
This classic thumbprint cookies recipe is a holiday favorite and we’re thrilled to share it with you today. You can whip up a batch and pop them in a cute holder for family and friends.
Whilst today’s video includes a recipe for Jam Thumbprint Cookies, there is nothing to stop you from switching it up with Lemon Curd Cookies or in fact, any flavor of your choice.
Thumbprint Cookies Recipe Ingredients
via The Frugal Chef
Makes about 24 cookies
1¾ cups (245 grams) all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) baking soda
½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) salt
¾ cup (170 grams) unsalted, very soft butter
2/3 cup (135 grams) sugar + ½ cup (100 grams) for coating
1 large egg at room temperature
1 tsp. (5ml) vanilla extract
½ cup (165 grams) strawberry jam, more if needed
How To Make Thumbprint Cookies Video Tutorial
We are including a video tutorial to show you how to make your very own Thumbprint Cookies at home. We highly recommend that you view, this way you can be assured of the perfect result. To watch, click Play above ^
Thumbprint Cookies Recipe Instructions
Heat your oven to 350 degrees F (176 C) and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
Mix the flour with the baking soda and salt in a bowl.
Place the butter and 2/3 cups (135 grams) sugar in a bowl and cream it.
Add the egg and vanilla and mix. Add the dry ingredients and mix only until it is all incorporated. Do not overbeat.
Place the remaining sugar into a shallow bowl. Make walnut size balls with clean hands and roll them in the sugar.
Place them on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
Make a small indentation in the middle of the cookies with your thumb.
Fill each hole with jam. Bake the cookies for 11 to 15 minutes until the edges are lightly browned.
Remove the cookies from the oven and place the sheet on a cooling rack. Allow the cookies to cool on the sheet for about 10 minutes.
Carefully remove the cookies from the sheet and place them on a cooling rack to finish cooling down. Serve and enjoy.