Jam thumbprint cookies

Jam thumbprints are simple and delicious cookies that you can make quickly and they are perfect for any occasion. The secret to the rich and tender cookie is cream cheese, definitely a good thing.You can use different jams (raspberry, plum, apricot, strawberry…) and so you will play with different colours. Thumbprint cookies are a very popular holiday cookie. They are made with a shortbread-like dough that is formed into balls and then rolled in either finely chopped nuts or dried coconut. The name ‘thumbprint’ comes from the fact you use your “thumb” to make an indentation into each ball of dough and then fill it with jam.


½ cup seedless raspberry jam (or other flavor – seedless works best)

2¼ cups  all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon baking powder

12 tablespoons  unsalted butter, softened

⅔ cup  sugar

6 tablespoons cream cheese, softened

1 large egg

1½ teaspoons vanilla extract

jam thumbprint cookies