The Best Jelly Thumbprint Cookies Recipe Ever

| December 14, 2005 | 4 Comments

The Best Jelly Thumbprint Cookies Recipe Ever


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 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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Sarah W. Caron is a freelance writer, editor and recipe developer. Her work has appeared in countless online and print publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Connecticut with her two kids, two beagles and husband.

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  1. Sarah says:

    I don’t know if you and Will watch sesame street, but Nella and I do: “Me want cookie!”

  2. 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.

  3. 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).

  4. 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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