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Thumbprint Cookies with Strawberry Jam

Amanda Cooks & Styles
Soft and chewy thumbprint cookies sprinkled with powdered sugar are the absolute perfect treat.
5 from 3 votes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cups butter softened
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar


  • In the bowl of your stand mixer cream together brown sugar, granulated sugar and butter over medium speed. Add the egg and vanilla extract.
  • Add the flour, salt, and baking soda and mix over medium speed until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Wrap your dough in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30-45 minutes to chill.
  • While your dough is chilling, place strawberry jam on the counter to get to room temperature and whisk to loosen up.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and roll about 1.5 tbsps of dough into a ball and place on the sheet.
  • Using your thumb or index finger, gently press the center of each cookie dough ball. Be sure NOT to press all the way through to the bottom of the cookie.
  • Fill each thumbprint with about a 1/2 tsp of jam.
  • Bake cookies for 9-11 minutes until lightly golden on bottom and toothpick runs through the cookie clean.
  • Transfer cookies to cooling rack and let cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
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