"Swedish thumbprint cookies."


55 m servings 47 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 47 kcal
  • 2%
  • Fat:
  • 2.6 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.6g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 19 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add sifted flour, and mix well. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place on cookie sheets. Imprint your thumb in the center to make a 1/2-inch indentation. Fill with your favorite preserves.
  3. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown at the edges.


  • Editor's Note:
  • If you use unsalted butter, add a pinch of salt to the cookie dough.
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  1. 458 Ratings


sooo good! especially when you first take them out of the oven, they're just like air. I added 1/2 Teaspoon of vanilla extract. To keep the jam from spreading all over the cookie, just make smal...

INCREDIBLE! This is my kind of cookie...I made them for a cookie swap, but decided not to take them...they were too yummy! I tried 3 different kinds of jam: rasp., boysenberry and blueberry. ...

For several years, this has been my go-to cookie recipe when I need something fast and fabulous. The only difference is the presentation; I don't make thumbprint cookies. Instead, I reserve 3/...

I was born in Sweden and my mom always made these cookies! If you substitute about 1/4 cup of the flour for potato flour, the texture and flavor becomes even better!

Proof positive that the simplest recipes are almost always the best. How can four ingredients come together to taste so darned lovely? Easiest way to mix is to pulse in your food processor. Like...

I love this cookie..My Mom made this exact recipe every Christmas...but..she rolled them into balls and then rolled the balls in crushed walnuts..then thumbprinted them then filled them with ras...

Nice, pretty looking little thubmprint type cookies. The dough is very easy to work with... I added about 1/4 tsp of vanilla and a splash of almond extract - gave it a wonderful delicate flavor....

Very good! My swedish grandma used to make these all the time! I put them in the oven for 10 minutes instead of 15-20. But overall, excellent and very easy to make!

Delicious and so very easy to make. I made a half batch, but mistakenly added the same amount of sugar as a full batch. To my surprise, it tasted pretty good. To make it more presentable, I p...