Mom's Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is the ONLY thumbprint I will make. I tried other recipes and this one is the best. The cream cheese keeps the cookies from being dry and cracking. They look as good as they taste

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream the Butter, Shortening Cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  2. Mix flour and salt in a separate bowl.
  3. Add flour mixture in small batches to the butter mixture mixing well.
  4. Chill dough for 2-3 hours.
  5. Roll into 1”balls dip in egg white and roll in chopped nuts.
  6. Fill with Raspberry or Apricot Jam.
  7. Bake at 350 for 10-13 minutes.
Most Helpful

I leave out the nuts use sugar crystal and Hershey kisses or miniature peanut butter cups

Lynne P. March 28, 2016

I loved this cookie dough. However, I am only giving it four stars because your ingredient list is incomplete. You left off the egg white, chopped nuts, and jam. I skipped the egg white and chopped nuts, so my cookies are a little non-traditional, but still taste good, and I filled the cookies with black cherry and blueberry jam. By the way, two dozen cookies took just about 10 oz of jam.

MsLizze December 07, 2011

I wanted a richer dough than you normally get with thumbprints so that I could make some with and without nuts. These are very tasty and moister than the others I've tried. Great recipe, Chef OG!

Patti C December 18, 2010