The Best Jelly Thumbprint Cookies Recipe Ever

What makes a good Jelly Thumbprint Cookies recipe? It needs to be a soft but firm cookie that holds its shape well when baked. And it needs to be strong enough to keep that jelly safely ensconced in the thumbprint. This recipe is one I have been making for years. It’s always a hit with my family.

Have you tried it? Let me know if you think I am right in calling it The Best Jelly Thumbprint Cookie Recipe Ever.

The Best Jelly Thumbprint Cookies Recipe Ever
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • jelly, jam or fruit preserves
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together butter, white sugar, brown sugar and eggs. Add vanilla, salt and cinnamon. Mix on low as you slowly add the flour spoonful by spoonful
  3. Using a cookie scoop (about 1 tbsp size), scoop out dough and place on a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment.
  4. Dip your thumb into flour, then press into a ball. Repeat until all the cookies have thumbprints in the center. Fill the hole with your choice of jelly, jam or preserve.
  5. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown around the edges and on the bottom.
  6. Let cool on wire racks.
  7. Devour.

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  1. Sarah says

    LOL. It kind of made me sad when I first heard that Cookie Monster has to be more pc . . . Cookies are a sometimes food, or something like that.

  2. Sarah says

    I think it’s only old ones on in the early morning, which is when we watch, because he’s still completely unable to control himself over those cookies (thank god).

  3. jennah says

    love this simple delicious recipe.i used Polaners All Fruit ..blueberry and cherry jam flavors.:) i did double the batchhowever.:^)

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