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Thumbprint Jam Cookies - Make 3 dozen View Larger

Thumbprint Jam Cookies - Make 3 dozen

A traditional crisp cookie dabbed with our finest preserve. Serve with a piping hot cup of tea or a glass of milk.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup very finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup of one of Stonewall Kitchen’s Specialty Jams, Marmalade's or Fruit Butters


  1. Cream butter using a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment on medium speed. Add sugar and beat until smooth. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla one at a time, mix until incorporated.
  2. Combine flour, salt and ground walnuts in a separate bowl and whisk until uniform. Slowly add flour mixture to the butter. Mix until dough pulls away from the side of the bowl. Knead a few times and chill dough 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees, and lightly grease a cookie sheet or line with parchment paper.
  4. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Please on prepared cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Make an indentation in the center of each ball with your thumb or the handle of a wooden spoon. Fill each cookie with a generous 1/4 teaspoon of jam.
  5. Bake until edges are golden brown, about 14-15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow cookies to rest for a minute before transferring to a rack to cool. Top with additional jam if desired.


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