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Cherry Thumbprints

Cherry Thumbprints

Cherry Thumbprints

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Cherry Thumbprints
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Course: Filled CookiesDifficulty: Medium



Walnut-dusted sablé cookies with a cherry in the center.


  • 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 walnuts

  • 5 red glacé cherries, halved

  • 5 green glacé cherries, halved


  • 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 20 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 to make a thumbprint. Place a cherry half in each indentation. 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.


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Finally the perfect thumbprint cookie recipe these turned out great I even doubled the recipe and got 50 cookies out of the batch.
- Nicole

Made these today December 2...these cookies are delicious!👍👍 Two thumbs up. Will be making them again..
- A Baker

Used peanuts vs walnuts. Srawwberry.blackberry and red rsberry jam vs cherries.DELICIOUS!!!!
- Stacey

Excellent and delicious cookies. They turned out great and were easy to make.
- once a year baker
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