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Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 6 minutes

Total Time: 21 minutes

Servings: 48

These classic thumbprint cookies are made with simple sugar cookie dough and filled with your favorite jams. This Christmas cookie staple is tender, melt-in-your-mouth buttery cookie filled with sweet jams. Made with just 7 ingredients, they are easy to whip up and are a colorful addition for your Christmas cookie tray. End your Christmas baking season with this quick and easy recipe for Jelly Thumbprint Cookies.



Step 1

Preheat oven to 450° F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Step 2

Blend butter and sugar together with a hand mixer or stand mixer until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.

Step 3

Add egg and vanilla and mix until combined.

Step 4

Mix flour and salt together in another bowl. Gradually add to butter mixture on low speed.

Step 5

Roll dough into 1″ balls. Create a scoop in the center with a floured rounded spoon.

Step 6

Add your favorite jelly or preserves into the center of the scoop.

Step 7

Bake 5-6 minutes. Cookies are done when jelly starts to bubble.

Cook's Notes

Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Customize this recipe with your favorite fruit preserves.

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