Jam Thumbprints Recipe

Jam Thumbprints Recipes

  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 20 mins
  • READY IN 45 mins


Original recipe makes 2 dozen

  •  2/3 cup butter
  •  1/3 cup white sugar
  •  2 egg yolks
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  •  1/2 teaspoon salt
  •  1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  •  2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  •  3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  •  1/3 cup strawberry preserves


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets, or line with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks, vanilla, and salt. Gradually mix in flour.
  3. Shape dough into 3/4 inch balls. Dip in lightly beaten egg whites, then roll in finely chopped walnuts. Place 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheets. Press down center of each with thumb.
  4. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Just before serving, fill centers of cookies with strawberry preserves.
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