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I made these cookies this past xmas; if I'd known the recipe was here at Zaar I'd have rated it earlier! The only problem I had was that the balls often fell apart while I was rolling them; it all worked out in the end but it was frustrating. I also found them fussy to prepare and so wouldn't make them often. One tip from the tv show I watched where she made these -- she used her digital scale and recommended that each ball weigh exactly one ounce, and so I got out my scale and followed her advice. I did like the taste of the coconut on the outside of the cookies and also think they are quite attractive. I also recommend you not put all your coconut out at once, as you likely won't use the entire amount listed (I didn't). I made these up with seedless raspberry jam and apricot jam and everyone seemed to like them. Thanks for posting!

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Lennie March 29, 2005

I make these every year for Christmas and they're a beautiful addition to any cookie platter. The jam is like stained glass on the cookies. Just delicious!

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RedSoxInMD November 23, 2010

So delicious and pretty! They were a bit more work than cookies I usually make, but they are well worth the effort. I used Hero raspberry jam. I warmed it in the microwave and strained out the seeds. One jar was the right amount. I also used my cookie scoop. Next time I will chop the coconut into smaller pieces in hopes that it will lay flatter on the cookie. Thank you!

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Kiko December 23, 2008

These are just terrific - I love them, and they always get rave reviews. The instructions to weigh the cookie portions are very helpful - I get exactly the number of cookies I expect.

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likestocooklovestoeat December 15, 2007

Look NO further!!! I don't even LIKE coconut! These are buttery goodness from heaven. When I saw the episode on tv I knew they would be a winner. I just froze my second batch tonight!

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Mrs.jami December 10, 2007

This is a great recipe (as with all Ina's!). Thanks for posting, Marie.

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Roxygirl in Colorado April 24, 2007

These are great.

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Marie Nixon November 09, 2005

I made this recipe at Christmas and can say , they are THE BEST Thumbprint Cookies I ever had !!! This recipe deserves more than 5 stars !!

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Theresa P January 11, 2005
Jam Thumbprints