6-Ingredient Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Jam Thumbprint Cookies
Jam Thumbprint Cookies. Diana Rattray
    25 min

Only six ingredients go into these buttery jam-filled thumbprint cookies. Use your favorite jam or preserves in the centers of these cookies. 

This recipe was adapted from a vintage Mississippi cookbook.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  • 1. Heat the oven to 400 F.

  • 2. In a large mixing bowl with electric mixer, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

  • 3. Add egg yolks and vanilla to the creamed mixture; blend well. Stir in the flour until well blended. If the dough is too soft to handle, work in little more flour.

  • 4. Roll dough into small balls. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press a thumb or finger in the center of each ball of dough to make an indentation.

  • 5. Fill the thumbprint with your raspberry or strawberry jam or your favorite jam or preserves. Bake a small first batch, and if the cookies in the first batch spread too much, work a little more flour into the dough.

  • 6. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until light brown around edges.