Jam Thumbprint Cookies Recipe | Easy Eggless Jam filled Cookies

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Jam-filled Thumbprint Cookies

Dec 04, 2013         5 comments.

Jam Thumbprint Cookies : Luscious Jams or Jellies filled inside versatile cookies.
Jam Thumbprint Cookies Recipe | Easy Eggless Jam filled Cookies

Jam lovers… this recipe is made with YOU in mind.

Jam on bread is nice. But Jam on cookies is mind-blowing! Once you bake the cookies filled with the Jam, it gets a chewy texture that is so goddamn good, I don’t even know how it took me 400 days since the inception of this blog to make these Jam Thumbprint Cookies! 😉

I know this time of the year, a lot of you would be busy baking treats for Christmas. Whether you want to give this away to family/friends or you want to serve it for tea or heck, for any time of the year, these jam filled thumbprint cookies are perfect!  
Jam Thumbprint Cookies Recipe | Easy Eggless Jam filled Cookies

These cookies are just a simple, versatile cookies with an impression made with the thumb in the center for filling jam. Hence the name Thumbprint Cookies. An important lesson I learned while making my thumbprint cookies is that you have to work quickly to form the cookies and the “thumbprint”. Else, the cookie dough would dry out and form cracks while forming the thumb impressions. Another thing is to fill them with jam, but not get over excited and fill so much so that it spills out while baking!!

Jam Thumbprint Cookies Recipe | Easy Eggless Jam filled Cookies

You’ll need –
Jam Thumbprint Cookies Recipe | Easy Eggless Jam filled Cookies

Microwave your jam / jelly for 10 seconds to loosen it up
Jam Thumbprint Cookies Recipe | Easy Eggless Jam filled Cookies

Add sugar, butter & vanilla to a mixing bowl
Jam Thumbprint Cookies Recipe | Easy Eggless Jam filled Cookies

Beat well for 2 minutes to get a creamy mixture
Jam Thumbprint Cookies Recipe | Easy Eggless Jam filled Cookies

Add the flour, baking soda & salt
Jam Thumbprint Cookies Recipe | Easy Eggless Jam filled Cookies

Mix well to form a smooth dough. If it is too tough, add 1-2 teaspoons of milk. The dough should be moist, smooth but not sticky
Jam Thumbprint Cookies Recipe | Easy Eggless Jam filled Cookies

Make equal sized balls of the cookie dough and place on prepared baking sheet
Jam Thumbprint Cookies Recipe | Easy Eggless Jam filled Cookies

With your thumb, press the center of the ball to form a slight impression. If you have a fat thumb, use any other finger 😛
Jam Thumbprint Cookies Recipe | Easy Eggless Jam filled Cookies

Fill each indentation with a little bit of jam
Jam Thumbprint Cookies Recipe | Easy Eggless Jam filled Cookies

Bake at 180 C for 12-15 minutes or until the biscuits are lightly browned.
Jam Thumbprint Cookies Recipe | Easy Eggless Jam filled Cookies

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Jam-filled Thumbprint Cookies


  • Author: Kavitha
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 15 small cookies 1x

Description

Jam filled Thumbprint Cookies


Scale

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/3 cup Butter
  • 1/3 cup Powdered Sugar (confectioner’s sugar)
  • 1/8 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 12 tablespoons Milk / Water (if required)
  • 12 Tablespoons Jam preserve / Jelly

Instructions

  1. Microwave your jam / jelly for 10 seconds to loosen it up.
  2. Add sugar, butter & vanilla to a mixing bowl. Beat well for 2 minutes to get a creamy mixture
  3. Add the flour, baking soda & salt Mix well to form a smooth dough. If it is too tough, add 1-2 teaspoons of milk. The dough should be moist, smooth but not sticky
  4. Make equal sized balls of the cookie dough and place on prepared baking sheet
  5. With your thumb, press the center of the ball to form a slight impression.
  6. Fill each indentation with a little bit of jam / jelly
  7. Bake at 180 C for 12-15 minutes or until the biscuits are lightly browned. Let the jam thumbprint cookies cool completely before serving.

Note

  1. Store in air tight containers upto a month – not that these would last that long! 🙂
  2. If your fingers are too large, use the back of a thin wooden spoon to make the indentation
  3. Do not fill too much jam or they will flow out of the indentation
  4. Do not let the dough rest or dry out before forming the thumbprint or the sides will have cracks

*Footnote: Use Silpat Baking Mat on your baking sheet for easy cleaning! Cookies come right out.
** This is a part of the Holiday Bonanza on Foodomania. Come back everyday for a new treat! Or you can subscribe via email to have the recipes delivered to your inbox! 🙂

Here are a few other cookies on Foodomania —
Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

Potato Chip Cookies

White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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5 Comments on “Jam-filled Thumbprint Cookies

  1. Why did you feel the need to take the Lord’s name in vain on a cookie recipe? Sorry…but God deserves our respect and love…Praying for you…..:-(

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