Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Jam Thumbprint Cookies
Our family has been making these cute little cookies for years.  They’re an ideal project to do with little children because the dough comes together very quickly, and even small children can help with several steps in the process.

 

Makes: 2 dozen

Time: 30 minutes

 

Ingredients

 

Directions

1. Cream butter and sugar together. Mix in flour.

2. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on greased cookie sheet.

3. Flatten each ball with a glass dipped in sugar.

FFlatten with a glass dipped in sugar

 

 

4. Use your thumb to make a little hole in the top of each cookie.

 

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5. Place 1/2 teaspoon of jam into each impression. (It is best to use a tiny amount of very thick-set jam.  Freezer jam tends to be too watery and dribbles off the sides of the cookies.)

 

6. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-10 minutes or until cookies start to get just a tiny bit of golden brown around the edges.

7. Remove from oven and let cool slightly before moving to a cooling rack.  Let cool fully and enjoy!

 

  • Jam Thumbprint Cookies

    Jam Thumbprint Cookies

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup butter
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 2 cups flour
    • 2/3 cup jelly or jam

    Instructions

    1. 1. Cream butter and sugar together. Mix in flour.
    2. 2. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on greased cookie sheet.
    3. 3. Flatten each ball with a glass dipped in sugar.
    4. 4. Use your thumb to make a little hole in the top of each cookie.
    5. 5. Place 1/2 teaspoon of jam into each impression. (It is best to use a tiny amount of very thick-set jam. Freezer jam tends to be too watery and dribbles off the sides of the cookies.)
    6. 6. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-10 minutes or until cookies start to get just a tiny bit of golden brown around the edges.
    7. 7. Remove from oven and let cool slightly before moving to a cooling rack. Let cool fully and enjoy!
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  1. Will margerine work instead of butter?

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