Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint cookies filled with jam are a delicious treat all year long.


1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg, separated
1 cup flour
1 cup chopped walnuts
strawberry jam


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Cream together the butter and brown sugar. Add egg yolk and mix well. Add flour and stir to combine.

In a small bowl, beat the egg white until frothy.

Put chopped nuts in a separate small bowl.

Roll tablespoon-size pieces of dough in egg white, then nuts.

Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Let the kids put their thumbprints in the middle (even two-year-olds love this!). Bake for 5 minutes then reduce heat to 300 degrees F and bake for 15 minutes more.

When cooled, put strawberry (or other) jam in thumbprint.

*To bake these cookies ahead, freeze without the jam, then add when serving.

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2 dozen cookies (recipe may be doubled).


Charlotte S. Undercoffer, Niagara Falls, New York



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Since I live in the south

Since I live in the south with access to several pecan trees, I rolled the balls in ground pecans. YUMMY!!!

We've made these for years.

We've made these for years. Instead of using jelly..which my Mom used years ago and isn't always the favorite. We use colored, flavored confection sugar. Red, Green(pepermint) and White. Our girls have used different flavors too.

Cant wait to try

Cant wait to try

Thumb print cookies

I can remember my mom always making these when I was growing up.