Sweet Treats, Yummy Recipes

Jammy thumbs!…and fingers : Thumbprint Cookies

These buttery little bites of yumminess are a new favourite in our house.  I used some of our jam from the farm: Apple and Blackberry Jam and Spicy Crab Apple Jelly.  Both turned out delicious though the jam looked prettier being firmer and the jelly was gorgeously gooey being a little runnier.  Next time I make these I’m going to need to double the recipe so they last a little longer than 10 minutes!

Jam Thumbprint Cookies


  • 1/2 cup of butter, left to soften
  • 3/4 cup of sugar (I used brown sugar)
  • 1 egg, whisked lightly
  • 1+1/2 cups of Plain (All Purpose) Flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Jam of your choice
  • 1 cup of ground almonds (almond meal) – optional

1/  Preheat your oven to 350F (176C) and line a flat baking tray

2/  Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until smooth and pale

3/  Add the egg and continue to mix until smooth

4/  In a bowl, sift together the Flour, baking powder and salt

5/  Gently fold in 1/2 a cup of your flour mix into your butter and sugar

6/  Fold in the rest of your flour mix and stir until combined and smooth

7/  Stir in the vanilla extract and if you’re using almond meal then fold that in too

8/  Roll teaspoons of batter into small balls and place on the prepared baking tray.  Place the cookies 1 inch (2.5cm) apart to allow for expansion

9/  Dip your thumb or finger into a bit of flour and press an indent into the middle of each cookie

10/  Using a teaspoon drop jam into the middle of each cookie

11/  Bake your cookies for 10-15 minutes or until they’ve puffed up and start to turn golden (I liked mine probably a little under-cooked they were still completely pale but had been in for the full 15 minutes)

12/  Cool on a wire rack and Enjoy!

I actually preferred these without the almond meal (I did half the batter with and half without) but that’s just a personal preference).

*Recipe taken from here.

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