December 12, 2011

Tuesdays At The Table - Jam Thumbprints

Can someone explain to me why time is going so fast?!  I love the holidays...and it's just going by too quickly this year!  I just got my cards in from Shutterfly yesterday, and hope to have them all out in the mail in the next day or so.  If you're not on my card list, but want to be - EMAIL ME!!

This week I'm sharing a cookie that I always make for Christmas.  I don't think it's one that would be considered "traditional" who knows why I started making them.  :-)


Jam Thumbprints

1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup jam (my favorites are blueberry or black raspberry)

In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until pale and fluffy (about 3-4 minutes on high with the electric mixer). Add egg and beat until well combined. Bring mixer speed down to low and add flour. Mix until just combined.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet, spacing a few inches apart (they spread a bit!).

Moisten your thumb with water and press into the center of each ball, making an good indentation. Place about a 1/2 teaspoon of jam in the center of each cookie. Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

What's cooking in your kitchen?


  1. I made something just like that this weekend! Great minds...

  2. Hi, Cole. Thumbprint cookies are so good and yours look delicious. I shared a sauerkraut recipe, a pecan tassies recipe, and a coconut baskets recipe today. Thank you for hosting us again and have a great week!

  3. Traditional or not, I don't think you can go wrong with thumbprint cookies.
    Thanks for hosting!

  4. Wow! That sounds super easy! I might have to try that. :) Thanks.

  5. Hmmmm, this sounds delicious and easy to make. Will make my daughter do the indentation. What fun! Also, thank you for hosting the hop.

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  6. Glad I found your site! I shared my Cranberry Banana Smoothie recipe today.

  7. These sound good! Almost like a shortbread cookie but with jam :)

  8. Can't believe you posted this today! I just made these last night! I also made snowballs! I have to admit I like your thumbprint recipe better! I think I am going to make more tonight using this one! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Love all the links! Thanks for linking up and sharing such great recipes!

  10. OMG...mum furgots all bout them cookies...gee, thanks fur reminding our kitchen is gonna be a disaster;)

    Lovin' da Jars of clay Christmas song...FAB!!!!!


  11. Thanks for hosting! As usual, lots of great recipes! :)


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