Thumbprint Cookies III

Thumbprint Cookies III


"Like a butter cookie rolled in nuts with jam in the center. I make these every Christmas to give to relatives and friends. They all love this cookie! For even more flavorful cookies, try using almond extract instead of the vanilla."


servings 227 cals
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Original recipe yields 36 servings



  • Calories:
  • 227 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 15.2 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.6g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 27 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl at low speed until mixture becomes fluffy. Separate the eggs and beat in egg yolks, vanilla and salt until blended. Add flour all at once. Beat at low speed, scraping side of bowl often, 2 minutes or until well mixed.
  3. Beat egg whites, slightly.
  4. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and dip each ball into egg whites. Roll in nuts. Place about 1 inch apart on greased sheets. Make a depression in center of each cookie with thumb.
  5. Bake for about 10 minutes or until light brown. Cool on wire rack. Fill with jam. To Make Ahead: Cookies can be frozen after baking if you do not put jam in them. The cookies can also be dusted with confectioners' sugar.
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  1. 15 Ratings


Made these for my daughters wedding and put colored icing in the centers - a great cookie everyone loved them.

I loved them... and so did all of my co-workers! I get requests constantly to make them again. Can't go wrong with this recipe!

6 dozen is way too many cookies. I cut down the recipe. These cookies tasted good. However when you bite into them - they crumble. I recommend trying another Thumbprint recipe. These just don't ...

I don't like how these tasted, they were not very sweet at all. I even added chocolate to half of the cookies and still was not happy with them. Will not make again.

This recipe did not work for me. The dough was way too sticky to roll. It stuck all over my hands and everything else. They took longer than stated to cook. When we picked them up to eat, they j...

My fiance Angus came across this recipe recently, and because he CANT EAT EGG OR DAIRY, he made this vegan, with egg replacer, and margarine. Beat the appropriate amount of water with the egg r...

Don't know what I did wrong, but this recipe did not work for me at all. The cookies spread out on the baking sheet and were surrounded by melted butter. I baked them for 13 minutes and they wer...

I used to make these cookies years ago, but lost the recipe. Glad I found it again!!

I read the recipe over and over and i did follow it right. they tasted like doughy flour. i added more sugar but ofcourse that flatten them out. nothing to cheer about.