Christmas-Cookies.com

311 days until Christmas!

Follow Me on Pinterest

Start here to find
Christmas Cookie Recipes

Recipes and baking tips; all you need for the most memorable Christmas cookies ever. Over 570 recipes and counting! Browse our collection of scrumptious modern and traditional Christmas cookie recipes.

Type in Recipe name or ingredient to search.

Skip advertisement and go to Recipe Category listing

AS

Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies	Opens photo in lightbox. Hit Escape or X to exit lightbox.
  •  5 stars stars based on 53 reviews
  •   100% would make this again
  • Review this recipe  Read reviews
  • Like this on Facebook. If you're not currently logged into Facebook, the following link will open in a new window.
  •         
    Pin to Pinterest
  • Print recipe

Filled with jam and rolled in chopped nuts, these thumbprints are easy, delicious and very pretty.

Makes about 20

2/3 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 large egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 large egg whites
3/4 cup finely chopped nuts of choice
1/3 cup jam (any flavor)

Preheat oven to 350 F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat. In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks, vanilla extract and salt. Gradually stir in flour. Form dough into 1-inch diameter balls. Dip in lightly beaten egg whites, then roll in nuts. Place 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheets. Press down center of each with thumb. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Just before serving, fill centers of cookies with jam. Or, fill centers with 1/2 teaspoon of jam before baking.

Click to skip advertisement

AS


Reviews of Thumbprint Cookies:

1-5 of 53 reviews   Next >>

  Stephanie in MASSACHUSETTS  Jan 3, 2017
Would make this again.
By far the best cookie I have made for the holidays, EVER! I rolled them in chopped walnuts and used seedless raspberry preserves. So incredible! 5 stars

  Doreen K in West Bend, WI  Dec 11, 2016
Would make this again.
So easy and the taste..... incredible! 5 stars

  Kathy in Ohio  Dec 20, 2014
Would make this again.
I love these cookies and make them every year. Instead of jam I mix powdered sugar, water and food coloring to make colorful centers. They are the most requested cookie for Christmas. 5 stars

  lynn lantosh in easton pa  Dec 19, 2013
Would make this again.
best ever I make these every year 5 stars

  lynn lantosh in easton pa  Dec 19, 2013
Would make this again.
I have made these for about the last 5 years. they are so very good. everyone loves them.they are a Christmas staple. gotta have these 5 stars

Add Your Review!

Read the Review Guidelines opens in new window

  • Please rate:
  • Yes   No

Submit a recipe!

Share your original or adapted recipe

Go!

AS