Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 36 mins

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

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.


Most Helpful

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.

Daymented August 14, 2010

What a wonderful, rich little cookie. I used seedless raspberry jam for most of the cookies and a strawberry, raspberry, blueberry blend for the last few. Both varieties were delicious. Made for Photo Tag's Holiday Cookie Exchange Party.

Dreamer in Ontario December 07, 2009

These cookies are very easy to do. And they taste great. I used blueberry jam, raspberry jam, and cherry jam. Thanks Lainey. Made for Gimme 5 tag game

Boomette April 25, 2009

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