Vanilla Thumbprints

READY IN: 46mins
Recipe by Lainey39

I made these for my cookie trays this Christmas. Everyone loved them.

Top Review by Daymented

These taste like nothing with some vanilla added. I used salted butter but it still needs salt and... some flavor. Sorry, I don't leave bad reviews, but this really frustrated me because I spent so long just trying to find a good thumbprint recipe and made a double batch, and after the first tray I am throwing out the rest of the dough.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine butter and sugar in bowl of an electric mixer.
  3. Cream using the paddle attachment until light and fluffy.
  4. Add egg and vanilla, scraping the bowl as needed.
  5. Add the flour and mix just until incorporated (dough will be soft).
  6. Roll 2 teaspoons of dough between your hands into a 1-inch ball.
  7. Repeat, spacing 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  8. With a floured thumb (or dip thumb in water), make an indentation in the center of each ball of dough.
  9. Fill each indentation with 1/2 teaspoon raspberry or apricot jam.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees F about 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown around bottoms.
  11. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

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