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Thumbprint cookies

Thumbprint cookies

  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 40 1x


  • 1/2 cup of jam (without fruit seeds or skins)
  • 2 1/4 cups of flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 125 grams (4.4 oz) of unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (and a little more) of granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of cream cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C)
  2. Join all the dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder) into a bowl.
  3. In another bowl, mix the butter and sugar for about 4 minutes (at least).
  4. Add the cream cheese, egg, and vanilla extract to that mix until everything is well combined.
  5. Then, add the dry ingredients to the mix. Integrate well.
  6. Form small balls. Place them on a baking tray covered with parchment paper. Then press a thumb in the center of each ball to make a dip in the dough.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes.
  8. Then remove from the oven and fill each cookie with jam. You may find this easier if using a disposable pastry bag or a Ziploc-type bag.
  9. Bake again for 10 additional minutes.
  10. Let cool before serving the cookies.
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins