Thumbprint Jam Cookies – (Vegetarian) 6 Ingredients

Thumbprint Jam Cookies – (Vegetarian) 6 Ingredients



These are delicious!  Melt-in-your-mouth shortbreads that hold a little swoosh of jam…whichever kind you want.  I went shopping at Home Goods the other day and they had shelves of jams and jellies.  I picked two because, well…I just couldn’t decide and I guess I was in a real jam.

I chose a wonderful combo, Blackberry-Raspberry Jam and Wild Maine Blueberry & Champagne Jam.  The first one was superb.  I’m almost down to the bottom of the jar already.  That means I get to try out the blueberry one real soon!  Oh yes indeed!!!

Now give these cookies a try.  They’re fast to whip up, they look cute as a button when they’re done and oh my, to try these just after they’ve come out of the oven is delightful!

Buttery Jam Thumbprint Cookies

1 cup salted butter, softened

1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract

1/8 tsp salt

2 cups flour

1/2 cup thick fruit preserves


Preheat oven to 325 F with rack at middle position. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In the bowl of a stand mixer on high speed, beat butter and sugar until creamy and light, 2 to 3 minutes.  Add vanilla and salt.  Switch to medium-low speed and add flour until combined.  Dough should be sticky.  Form into a ball, cover with Saran Wrap and chill for 30 minutes.

Roll tablespoons of dough into 1 inch balls.  Press down in the center with the back of a measuring spoon until it creates a divot.  Fill the divot with your preserves/jam.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.  Let cool for 5 minutes on sheet before transferring to cooling rack.

When they are completely cooled, dust with more confectioner’s sugar.

Enjoy!  🙂


This is a photo I took right before I filled them with glorious jam.  (I’ll get better with the photo-taking – this is my first recipe to blog so it’s a work in progress.)


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  1. Wow blueberry and champagne jam, that sounds fancy 🥂. They look so yummy, I can’t wait to make them.

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