Denise’s Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Denise Jam Thumbprint Cookies

You’ll Need

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • ¼ cup flaked coconut
  • ¾ cup jam (any flavour)

Prep and Cook

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar with a mixer until creamy.
  • Separate the eggs. Whisk the whites until foamy and set aside.
  • Add the egg yolks and vanilla to the butter and sugar and mix well at medium speed.
  • Slowly add flour and salt and mix at low speed until combined.
  • Toss nuts and coconut together on a plate.
  • Wrap dough in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 20–30 minutes.
  • Remove dough from refrigerator and roll into balls, approximately 1" in diameter.
  • Dip balls in egg white wash and then roll in walnut/coconut mixture.
  • Place balls on parchment paper lined baking sheets about 1" apart.
  • Using a small spoon or your thumb, press a shallow indentation in the top of the cookie.
  • Drop a small amount of jam in the indentation.
  • Bake for 15–20 minutes or until cookies are slightly firm.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool before removing them from the tray.


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