Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 10 mins

Thumbprint cookies are fun for kids to make, Have some fun with you kids and enjoy some delicious cookies.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Make filling: cut stems from figs, pulse figs in food processor until coarsely chopped, add walnuts and pulse until both are finely chopped; Transfer to bowl and stir in remaining filling ingredients.
  3. Make dough: Beat butter, brown sugar, egg yolk and vanilla in mixing bowl at medium speed until light and fluffy; at low speed, beat in flour just until blended, gather dough into a ball in bowl.
  4. Spread sugar on a plate,Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar; place balls 2-inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets; flatten slightly.
  5. Press a 3/4-inch wide indentation in center of each with thumb; fill each with a rounded 1/2 teaspoon of filling; bake until edges are golden, 10 minutes; cool on wire racks.
Most Helpful

5 5

This wonderful cookie reminded me of a kolacky more than a thumbprint cookie because of the very fruity filling. It was delicious and so easy to eat more than we should have. I think that this recipe could revolve around more than just figs, and I will try it with other dried fruit like mangos, cranberries, etc. Great recipe Barb, and easy to make.