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Buttery Jam Thumbprint Cookies and 6 favorite cookie exchange!

Buttery Thumbprint Jam Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Kristen | Ella Claire & Co.


  • 3/4 cup salted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. vanilla optional
  • Fruit preserves


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add yolks and vanilla and mix until well blended. Add flour 1/2 cup at a time until soft dough forms. With your hands, roll into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. Using your thumb or finger, make an indentation on each cookie ball. Fill each hole with 1/2 teaspoon of desired preserves. Cook 8-10 minutes, until the bottom of cookies are golden brown. Let cool on a wire rack. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.