Coconut Thumbprint Cookies

"I have not tried this recipe. The recipe came from a old Maxwell House label."
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Ready In:
4 1/2 dozen




  • Cream butter with salt. Gradually beat in sugar. Blend in almond extract. Add flour, a small amount at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in coconut and almonds.
  • Chill dough.
  • Shape into walnut size balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 325 for 8 minutes.
  • Remove from oven; make depression in center of each ball with thumb or measuring spoon. Return to oven; bake 12-15 minutes longer, or just until lightly browned.
  • Cool on sheets; fill each cookie with 1 teaspoon jam. Sprinkle with additional coconut, if desired.

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  1. I am so happy! This is my favorite Christmas cookie recipe. My Mom had the original off the Maxwell House coffee can and had made it for years. After she passed away, I have continued the tradition. Unfortunately I misplaced my recipe after last Christmas and have been searching with no luck. I am so happy to have found it here so I can continue the tradition. It is an excellent recipe! Buttery, crisp, and delicious. Because of the jam, the cookie softens over time, but it is still delicious. I use strawberry or raspberry jam. I add a couple of extra tablespoons of flour to the dough. Once the cookies are formed on the sheet, I chill the dough a few minutes. This helps with the flattening.
  2. Overall a good recipe. Cookies came out a bit flat and a bit sweet but the tartness of the strawberry preserves I used helped cut that. Cookies made my house smell good though. :)


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