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Jam Thumb Print Cookies

Delicious Jam Thumb print cookies made with shortbread cookie base and pear and cranberry blueberry jam.

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Total Time29 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookie
Servings: 34
Calories: 56kcal
Author: Swathi (Ambujom Saraswathy)


  • 1 3/4 cup/ 227.5g all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup 1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 c. assorted jams for filling cookies. I used St.
    Dalfour  Gourmet pear jam and St. Dalfour
    cranberry and blueberry jam


  • Preheat oven to 350 F and line baking sheets with parchment.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside
  • In another bowl, beat butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla, then add dry ingredients in two batches until incorporated.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, scoop about 1” balls onto prepared baking sheets. Then shape dough into small balls. Press a thumbprint into center of each ball, 1/2” deep. Or you can make dent using a greased round 1/2 tablespoon. Then fill with spoonful of jam.
  • Bake until edges of cookies are golden, 13 to 14 minutes. Cool on baking sheets before serving.
  • Cookies will remain fresh for a week if you keep it airtight container even though they tend become soft a little.
  • You can refrigerate it either before or after forming your thumbprints.



You can refrigerate it either before or after forming your thumbprints.


Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 132IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
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