12 Reviews

Thank you for posting your recipe. I lost my mothers recipe over the years. I am excited to make them. They sound wonderful. happy holidays.

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Lisa B. December 05, 2013

I make these every Christmas and my family and co-workers love them!

@Marianneee - You don't have to omit the alcohol! Just buy an airplane bottle of Chambord--that's what I do, and it's enough for three batches of cookies.

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summerg514 December 23, 2011

These are addicting! I omitted the alcohol because I didn't want to buy a bottle for 1 TB. These cookies were so amazing I might try the alcohol after all just in case they are even better.

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Marianneee December 14, 2011

This is short simple quick review.
Very easy, not too sweet which I loved, but just enough. Turned out wonderful. I'm not much of a sweets person, but these were excellent. Thx for a great little recipe

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SarasotaCook January 30, 2011

These are the best thumbprint cookies I've ever made or eaten. My husband and brother-in-law would agree with that. Not wanting to take a trip to the liquor store in the snow, I didn't use the kirsch. My dough was a bit sticky, but after dusting my hands with flour, it was a snap to work with, I won't be waiting until next Christmas to make these again!

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LeahinWA December 20, 2010

Make sure that you are commited to making these cookies every year after giving them out because people will come hunt you down if you don't bring them more! :) These are far and away THE favorite cookie of my family and friends for the last several years running.

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Chef Capsaicin Jen December 11, 2010

Not too sweet and easy to make! I didn't refrigerate my dough so my cookies spread out a bit too much. I used peach jam and they were great.

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truth70x7 February 05, 2010

These are excellent. Easy, tasty and impressive. I made them for my holiday cookie tray and gifts, and will be making them again soon. I actually omitted the liquor and just thinned out the jelly subbing water for it. Thanks for posting.

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Parrot Head Mama December 18, 2008

I made this recipe a few months back as a treat for my coworkers...everyone went nuts for these. And I have to say that this is the best recipe yet for the pastry portion of a thumbprint. These were perfectly light and fluffy. Emeril's recipes NEVER fail. Always the BEST.

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Shannon Cooks August 12, 2008
Emeril's Raspberry Lemon Thumbprint Cookies