Strawberry Jam Thumbprint Cookies

by M Caroline
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These strawberry jam thumbprint cookies are buttery soft and filled with tasty fruit jam. This is such a simple tasty recipe that we’ve been making these strawberry jam cookies every few weeks for years now.

strawberry jam thumbprint cookies with jam filling

The kids adore how easy they are to make, and with only five ingredients, they’re simple for me too! Plus, it’s so much fun to make little indents in the top, and fill them with tasty jam before baking!

It’s been a busy year, and we’re trying to squeeze in the most fun possible in the remaining weeks before the holidays.

We’ve been getting together with family and friends every chance we get, and I’ve been planning snacks.

So, as the designated go-to snack person, I’ve been in charge of making sure we have yummy treats in the house, like these adorable no bake reindeer cookies with pretzel antlers, this yummy strawberry pizza recipe with a sugar cookie crust, chocolate peppermint kiss thumbprint cookies, or these thumbprint cookies with icing and sprinkles.

strawberry jam thumbprint cookies with jam filling

Strawberry Jam Thumbprint Cookies

These yummy five ingredient strawberry thumbprint cookies are one of our family’s very favorite Christmas cookies.

They’re easy to make, easy to take wherever we go, and most importantly, they’re full of strawberry jam deliciousness.

Now, the recipe!

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What you’ll need for these thumbprint cookies with jam filling

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup strawberry jam

How to make

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream the butter and white sugar. Mix in egg yolks.
  3. Add flour.
  4. Roll dough with your hands into 1 inch balls. If your cookie dough is too soft to work with easily, pop it in the fridge for half an hour.
  5. Place balls 1 and 1/2 inches apart on a non-greased cookie sheet. 
  6. Use your finger to make an indent in the center of each cookie. Fill the hole with 1/2 teaspoon of strawberry jam.
  7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. 
  8. Cool and enjoy!

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Yield: 24

Strawberry Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Strawberry Jam Thumbprint Cookies

These strawberry jam thumbprint cookies are buttery soft and filled with tasty fruit jam.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup strawberry jam

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream the butter and white sugar. Mix in egg yolks.
  3. Add flour.
  4. Roll dough with your hands into 1 inch balls.
  5. Place balls 1 and 1/2 inches apart on a non greased cookie sheet.
  6. Use your finger to make an indent in the center of each cookie. Fill the hole with 1/2 tsp of strawberry jam.
  7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
  8. Cool and enjoy!

Notes

If your cookie dough is too soft to work with easily, pop it in the fridge for half an hour.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 123 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 31mg Sodium: 49mg Carbohydrates: 16g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 7g Protein: 1g
All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline.
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Kira T August 28, 2015 - 10:52 am

These look awesome and actually easy to make. Great share

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Micki August 29, 2015 - 3:14 pm

Thanks so much, Kira. They’re one of my favorites because they’re so quick (and yummy).

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Quinn June 5, 2016 - 1:08 pm

So easy and scrumptious, yet also exceptionally quick to make. I love these! Heavenly cookies. Thank you so much!

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Micki August 19, 2016 - 1:47 pm

I’m so glad you like them; they’re absolutely one of my favorites!

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Quinn June 5, 2016 - 1:09 pm

great cookies! Thanks so much!

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Natasha Watkins December 23, 2018 - 11:20 pm

Best recipe for this kind of cookie everrrrr so easy and yummy made them took them to work and my coworker told me to leave my husband for her hahahhahaaa

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Carol January 29, 2019 - 3:25 pm

Thank you! These are scrumptious!! Easy to make too! These will be in my rotation.

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