Sunday, September 18, 2011

Easy Thumbprint Cookies

I’m fulfilling my goal! Finally a post. :)

These cookies are so easy and really yummy! You only need 6 ingredients! Mark loves the Pepperidge farm Verona Strawberry Shortbread cookies. They are kinda expensive so he doesn’t get them very often. I finally started making these cookies as a replacement for them. He seems to like them just as much! Plus these ones have frosting which is an added bonus ;)

Pre-heat oven to 350


1 Cup Butter at room temperature
2 Cups Flour
2/3 Cup Sugar
1 Tsp Vanilla

Jam-Any Flavor

Frosting-Any kind you like.


In a mixing bowl combine your flour, sugar, butter, and vanilla.


Mix until it makes a dough.


Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet. (the dough does not really change size while baking so you can put these pretty close together)


Use your thumbs to make thumb print’s in the cookies.


Put your jam in a ziplock bag.


Then cut off the corner…


Squeeze the jam from the bag into the thumbprints on the cookies.


They are ready to bake! Put them in the oven for about 15-18 minutes until they are just golden brown. (The longer you cook them the more crunchy they will be. If you want a softer cookie don’t bake them as long) IMG_5115

Take your frosting and make “Pretty Designs” on the cookies. Then eat them! :D

Tips from KJ:

You can put ANYTHING in the middle of these. Peanut butter, chocolate, lemon custard, any flavor of jam you can imagine….and the list goes on and on. Just get creative! I normally only do Jam because that is what Mark loves and normally when I bake the treats are for his lunches.

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