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Thumbprint Cookies

close up shot of a plate of Thumbprint Cookies
This recipe is fun and easy to make. Mix up your dough, make the balls, give them an indent, and fill them with your desired filling.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 174 kcal


  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup jam


  • Preheat oven to 350F.  
  • Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.  
  • In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. 
  • In a large bowl beat butter, white sugar, and brown sugar together on high speed until light and fluffy. This should take about 2 minutes.  
  • Beat in egg and vanilla until well mixed.  
  • Pour dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and beat just until well mixed.  
  • Drop rounded cookies, 1.5 tablespoon in size and 2 inches apart, onto parchment paper lined baking sheets.  
  • Using the back of a teaspoon, dusted in flour to prevent sticking, press back of teaspoon about half way down into each cookie to create an indent for the jam.  
  • Using a small spoon, fill each indent with jam of your choice.
  • Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until bottom edges look slightly browned.  
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes before removing and placing on wire racks to cool completely.  


Calories: 174kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 1gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 59mgPotassium: 42mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 248IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg