EASY, SOFT JAM THUMBPRINT COOKIES

These easy, soft Jam Thumbprint Cookies are one of the easiest and best treats you can make, especially during the holiday season!
easy jam thumbprint cookies, butter with a side of bread


These cookies are just the best. I know jam thumbprints are kind of Christmas-y… but whatever. Who doesn’t love Christmas treats anyway? Everywhere I take these, I get rave compliments- they’re just so simple and buttery, I couldn’t not share. This sugary-shortbread dough is easy, quick, and resilient! They keep their shape when so many others do not. They’re yummy and pretty!

Jam-Filled Thumbprint Cookies
(Original recipe here.)
1 c. butter (at room temperature)
2/3 c. granulated sugar
2 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
Jam
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Using an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla extract. Add flour and salt and mix until incorporated and dough comes together in a ball. If desired, chill for 30 minutes.
Form dough into 1-inch balls (make sure they’re perfectly round), and arrange on prepared cookie sheet. Use a ½ tsp. measure to create perfectly circular craters in the center.
Bake cookies for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove cookie sheet from oven. If indentations look shallow, further define them again, and fill each with a bit of jam. Bake for an additional 3 to 4 minutes, or until jam melts slightly and edges of cookies are lightly golden.

easy jam thumbprint cookies, butter with a side of bread

^^ Before baking.

easy jam thumbprint cookies, butter with a side of bread
^^ Hot out of the oven & dusted with powdered sugar!
easy jam thumbprint cookies, butter with a side of bread
easy jam thumbprint cookies, butter with a side of bread
Mmm!
EASY, SOFT JAM THUMBPRINT COOKIES

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Ingredients

  • 1 c. butter (at room temperature)
  • 2/3 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Jam

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Beat together butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla extract.
  4. Add flour and salt and mix until incorporated and dough comes together in a ball.
  5. If desired, chill for 30 minutes.
  6. Form dough into 1-inch balls (make sure they’re perfectly round), and arrange on prepared cookie sheet.
  7. Use a 1/2 tsp. measure to create perfectly circular craters in the center.
  8. Bake cookies for 8 to 10 minutes.
  9. Remove cookie sheet from oven. If indentations look shallow, further define them again, and fill each with a bit of jam.
  10. Bake for an additional 3 to 4 minutes, or until jam melts slightly and edges of cookies are lightly golden.
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