By Lennie on December 09, 2002
Photo by najwa
Photo by najwa
"Cookies of this type are usually rolled in beaten egg white, which I find a fussy step. That is why I like this recipe so much; it's tasty AND easy. I found it back in the 1980s in a Norene Gilletz book. They look wonderful on a cookie tray."
Serving Size: 1 (662 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"These were so easy to make, i am making dozens to give away this Christmas. I made one mistake and tried a batch with wholemeal flour..don't, they just didn't taste right. My only change would be to add a little more icing sugar as another person suggested. However excellent mini cookies."
"I've never done what amounts to being a thumbprint style cookie before, but this recipe made it a very good experience! Oh and this was also the first time that I ever mixed an entire recipe in my little food processor, a fascinating experience! UPDATE; I've made this a few more times since and I highly recommend increasing the amount of confectioner's (icing) sugar as the cookie is much better sweeter! I've tried it @ 3/4 c. but I may even up it to a full cup the next time i make it! Thanks for sharing the recipe!"
"These cookies went together very easily but they were dry and had no taste. I had to throw the whole batch away because I just couldn't put them on my Christmas platters. I had such high expectations too... sorry!"
"Got to love any dough recipe that you can throw together entirely in the food processor! I read the other reviews and noted to shorten the baking time, but in the end, I needed 15 minutes, so it was bang on for me. I used mostly whole wheat flour (used white for the first 1/4 cup). I ended up doubling the recipe and used 3 eggs all together...if I had added 4 it would have been too runny. The dough was easy to roll into balls and baked nicely. Obviously, a different texture because of the ww flour. For my third batch into the oven I flattened them out a little more, pressed lightly into some sugar, and then made the jam indents. That batch turned out the best by far, so I'll do it that way next time. Thanks, this was a breeze and they look great!"
"Thank you for this recipe! It seems to be the same one I learned in Home Ec class 35 years ago. I lost it about 15 years ago and have been looking ever since! This has the distinctive (and easy) features of not using the egg white wash and putting the jam in before baking. Thanks!"
"Delish! Easy to make too. Will make again next year. Thank you for sharing this cookie recipe!"
"Sorry, Lennie -- I started out as others had mentioned, and used 2 eggs --NOT the FIX ! Batter was very wet, and all I could do was drop by teaspoonsful. Couldn't even leave a "dent". I topped with a small tad of canned SOLO pastry jam, and baked for 12 minutes. They are very light and airy, possibly due to extra egg, but not much flavor. They do look pretty good, but don't think I will try again. Did get 48 cookies. Thanks for posting a different cookie recipe."
"Quick, easy and Tasty! This is my first time making the thumbprints and my husband even had a great time helping. Definately a keeper. I love easy recipes that everyone will eat."
"Loved this cookie and it looks great on the cookie platter. A little dry. Next time I am going to try what the poster below suggested..an extra egg and less baking time. Thanks for sharing this recipe!"
"This is my kind of cookie! I used whole wheat flour and they turned out wonderful, I love the old world feeling of these cookies, hardy and a little rustic with the ground walnut and jam. I thought they were fantastic, a definite keeper in my book, thanks."
"I tried these as part of this year's Christmas cookies platter. It was very easy to make and quite tasty. I used homemade fieldberry jam which was great. I'm giving it four stars because I think the cooking time is too long. I guess it depends on the oven...but they were a little dry. Next time, I will add an extra egg and bake for 13 minutes like someone suggested. Thank you for sharing."
"These were a very pretty addition to my cookie platter. Very easy to make and everyone loved them. Thanks Lennie for these tasty new treats."
"OMG! Pretty, easy and delicious! I used raspberry preserves made them a little bigger and I doubled the recipe with no problem. Thanks!"
"They are great cookies.I made them to add to my Christmas baskets and everyone loved them.I used plum jam but I'm sure you could use any jam you like. Thank you for the nice recipe"
"I also tried these with cherries in the middle...came out Great!!"
"These are nice cookies. I used homemade strawberry and rhubarb jam, which I put in a plastic bag with a cut off corner, which made it really easy to fill the dough balls. I might taking them out after about 13 minutes next time because they did get a little dry. Thanks for sharing."
"These are so yummy!!! I used to make a different kind of jam filled cookie which is being replaced by this one immediately. They are so simple to make, my kids loved making the holes in the middle with the wooden spoon. It does take a little time to roll and fill but is well worth the time. I used strawberry jam and they turned out wonderful! My mom came by for lunch and when I showed these to her she immediately wanted to try them and asked for the recipe once she tasted them. These will become a favorite for sure!"
"Excellent cookies that got wonderful reviews from friends. For an even better presentation, try making these with cookie cutter shapes, then fill with jam. The hearts came out best for me, but ivy and flowers shapes are very pretty as well. But be prepared for the time commitment if you plan on doing more complex shapes..."
"Wonderful little cookies! They look so pretty! I baked them for 15 minutes .. This is certainly easy to make, but it did take me a while to roll and fill the cookies .. Thanks!"