Double Thumbprint Cookies

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 7 mins

A different take on a classic cookie, wonderful for valentine's day, a new recipe from BH&G. I used extra jam in mine and drizzled them with a glaze.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. In a large bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.
  3. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Beat until combined, scraping the sides of bowl occasionally.
  5. Beat in egg, milk, and vanilla until combined.
  6. Beat in as much flour as you can with mixer.
  7. Stir in any remaining flour by hand.
  8. Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls.
  9. For each cookie, place 2 dough balls side by side with one side touching on an ungreased or parchment lined cookie sheet.
  10. Press thumbs into each ball to form an indentation in each Press in center of each with thum and taper bottom of cookie with fingers to form heart shape.
  11. Repeat with remaining dough balls leaving about 2 inches between cookies.
  12. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  13. Remove from oven transfer to a wire rack.
  14. While warm, fill each indentation with jam.
  15. Cool completely.
  16. Make 24-30 cookies depending on size of the dough balls you make.


Most Helpful

These were very good--though I may stick with more of a shortbread for my next batch of thumbprint cookies. (The technique for making the hearts worked very well!) The cookie base almost tasted like a Newton to me, which is not what I was going for! Thank you for the cute cookies!

Dwynnie September 17, 2013

I made this recipe for Valentine's Day with my 3-year old and our family loved the cookies!

First and foremost, these cookies do not need to be as labor intensive as written! Just make a little bigger ball and press thumbs in twice to make the heart shape. Make sure you make deep impressions because the cookies puff up a little when baked. After baking, I used a spoon to press the impressions again to make them a little deeper.

I made the dough as written but subbed almond extract for the vanilla. I also used cherry preserves because these were for Valentine's day and we love cherry!

This recipe was very easy and my 3-year old helped make the dough and his attention was held the whole time! He enjoyed running the stand mixer.

Great recipe! A keeper!

decarli1 February 17, 2013

Please note that I am reviewing the method of forming the cookies, not the recipe, as I used a different Thumbprint recipe. I made these for Valentines Day, some for my husband and I, some for him to share at work, and some to take to a dinner. I was very happy with the results. They are soooooo cute. Slightly labor intensive, but it was for a special occasion so that's ok. I rolled out 1/2 inch balls, as I was working with a different recipe and needed a slightly smaller size. They still turned out great.

berry271 February 13, 2013

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