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Thumbprint Cookie with Filling

Let’s bake some cookies shall we? Let’s make thumbprint cookie with yummy filling. Those cookies that I like to share with you are must cookies in our cookie box for Christmas but the are perfect for any occasion . Are you ready to bake with me a buttery cookie that is rolled in nuts, baked until golden, and finally filled with a sweet jam center. Christmas family traditions that I love to preserve.


Almond Thumbprint cookies with delicious filing. Easy buttery Christmas Cookie. Family Tradition

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • ¼ cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 egg divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour all purpose
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup walnuts finely chopped
  • raspberry jam seedless or any other you like


Tips for Perfection

  • Chop nuts finely, they will stick to the cookie better.
  • Don’t skip freezing the cookies or they will spread too much.
  • The indent will rise a bit so you may need to press it again before you fill them. The back of a measuring spoon works well.

How to Make Thumbprint Cookies

  1. Cream together butter, shortening, and sugar until fluffy. Add egg yolk and vanilla. (Save the egg white in a small bowl, you’ll need it for dipping).
  2. Whisk together dry ingredients and slowly add the creamed mixture to the dry. Divide into 20 evenly sized balls.
  3. Froth egg white. Roll each ball first in beaten egg white, then chopped nuts.
  4. Gently press your thumb into each cookie and seal any cracks. Place the cookies in the freezer or refrigerator, and then bake ( instructions below.)
  5. Fill each indent with jam, etc. Allow to rest before serving.


This is portion that my daughter likes to do .. She says it is like making snowballs with sprinkles.They are easy Christmas cookies trust me



  • Gently press your thumb or like me a teaspoon into each cookie. That is why they call thumbprint cookies. SEAL ANY CRACKS


  • Baking time !

    READY TO BAKE IN THE OVEN AT 350 DEGREES FOR 16 to 18 minutes till they golden brown


    Almond Thumbprint cookies with delicious filing. Easy buttery Christmas Cookie. Family Tradition

    Remove thumbprint cookies from the oven and spoon your favorite preserves. Perfect buttery cookie. Make sure to guard them. They have a tendency of disappearing really fast before making into bins



    You can make that cookie without dipping into nuts too. I do like to sprinkle them with some powder sugar after they are cooked to have that festive look. Follow same steps with of course filling center after your Christmas cookies are baked. We do make them in 2 or 3 versions to keep our Family traditions alive



    Almond Thumbprint cookies with delicious filing. Easy buttery Christmas Cookie. Family Tradition

    Make-Ahead Buttery Thumbprint Cookie

    • Thumbprint cookies are perfect for make-ahead and easy to take to parties or potlucks! They’ll keep in a covered container for about 5 days with a slice of bread to soak up extra moisture.
    • Freeze cookies once they have been cooled in zippered bags for up to 3 months. Cookies can be frozen before or after filling with jam. If filled with jam, separate layers of cookies with parchment paper.

    Those red velvet crinkle cookies always make into our Christmas cookies batch. Check easy recipe HERE

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 350°F.
    • Cream butter, shortening and brown sugar until fluffy. Add egg yolk and vanilla. (Set egg white aside in a small bowl.)
    • Combine flour and salt and add in a little at a time to the wet mixture until incorporated. 
    • Divide dough into 20 pieces and roll into balls. Beat egg white in a small bowl. Dip each cookie dough ball in the egg whites and then into the nuts, pressing to adhere.
    • Place each ball of dough about 2″ apart and using the end of a spoon or your thumb, make an indentation in each cookie. Seal any cracks that form on the sides. Freeze 15-20 minutes.
    • Bake 16-18 minutes or until set.  Remove from the oven and use the back of a ½ teaspoon to press the indents again if needed.
    • Fill indents with jam. Cool completely.
    Yield: 20 cookies

    Thumbprint Cookie with a Filling

    Thumbprint Cookie with a Filling
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 16 minutes
    Total Time 26 minutes

    Ingredients

    • ¼ cup butter softened
    • ¼ cup shortening
    • ¼ cup brown sugar firmly packed
    • 1 egg divided
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 cup flour all purpose
    • pinch salt
    • 1 cup walnuts finely chopped
    • raspberry jam seedless OR any of your favorite

    Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Cream butter, shortening and brown sugar until fluffy. Add egg yolk and vanilla. (Set egg white aside in a small bowl.)
  • Combine flour and salt and add in a little at a time to the wet mixture until incorporated. 
  • Divide dough into 20 pieces and roll into balls. Beat egg white in a small bowl. Dip each cookie dough ball in the egg whites and then into the nuts, pressing to adhere.
  • Place each ball of dough about 2″ apart and using the end of a spoon or your thumb, make an indentation in each cookie. Seal any cracks that form on the sides. Freeze 15-20 minutes.
  • Bake 16-18 minutes or until set.  Remove from the oven and use the back of a ½ teaspoon to press the indents again if needed.
  • Fill indents with jam. Cool completely.

  • Gingerbread are my favorite not only to add into my Christmas cookie collection but also build with them for us to enjoy. Get full recipe HERE


    Thumbprint cookies are ready ..yum . Let the family traditions stay alive .. Let’s bake cookies

    Almond Thumbprint cookies with delicious filing. Easy buttery Christmas Cookie. Family Tradition

    perfect thumbprint cookie

    Almond Thumbprint cookies with delicious filing. Easy buttery Christmas Cookie. Family Tradition

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    Almond Thumbprint cookies with delicious filing. Easy buttery Christmas Cookie. Family Tradition

    Berry Turnovers are also love to add in its mini version to my Christmas cookie box too. Check full easy recipe HERE

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