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Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies
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December is a happy month. It is a month about baking really outstanding cookies for the upcoming holiday season; it is also a month filled with holiday parties, great friends, and family. So this month, I am sharing a few of my favorite cookies recipes as well as party foods with you.

When I decided to make thumbprint cookies, I knew that I had to buy an excellent jam. After all, thumbprint cookies are precisely butter cookies filled with jam. Being a jam novice, I turned to my friend Chez Pim—food blogger extraordinaire turned award-winning jam maker. Pim recommended her Fetching Framboise Raspberry Jam. Oh boy, all the hype is true…Chez Pim’s jam is the best jam I have ever tasted. (Her celeb devotees includes Nigella Lawson, Anthony Bourdain, Ruth Reichl, and many more!)

Thumbprint Cookies

The Fetching Framboise made an excellent filling for the thumbprint cookies. I love the fresh taste of the berries (yes, you can taste the freshness even though they had been made into a jam), the slight tartness, with just the perfect balance of sweetness, and the aroma…oh, the aroma and fragrance of the berries. It was so good even the picky Baby G loved it on his toast.

Anyway, thumbprint cookie is a holiday classic so if you are making them this year, you can try out my recipe below.

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  1. Hi, Bee! What an easy-to-make, delicious recipe! Thanks for sharing it and for the baking tips. Since my country has a huge variety of fruits, I’ll use our delicious tropical jams to top my cookies. The guava one will be my first…

  2. Such a stress free but simple recipe! I like that you can easily switch it up using whatever jam available on hand. I think Nutella will be good in this, as it is good in everything!

  3. Addie

    Made these last night. Incredible melt in your mouth buttery goodness! I made sure the thumb printed balls were intact when I placed them on the baking sheet but a third of them still crumbled apart after baking. Any recs for better cohesiveness .

    • Rasa Malaysia

      Thank you for trying my recipe.

      Make sure the butter and flour are well combined (very important). Dough with more flour will crumble apart. If you feel the dough is dry as you were rolling into balls, add 1 teaspoon of milk at a time to the dough and mix/knead them back together. Hope this will help.

  4. Niv

    Hi! I just tried making these, and they were a disaster! They completely swelled up and flattened out while baking, so the jam ran all over… They were still soft after 15 mins in the oven, and then crumbled after cooling, because they became so thin :( Any idea where I went wrong? Was planning these for a thank you gift, but had to go the store- bought way finally…

  5. Anna

    Hi Niv, I have made these cookies several times and they turn out fine. When the cookies flatten out in the oven, usually it means there are too much butter or the dough was too soft. What was the texture of the dough when you mix it? Crumbly?

  6. Mini

    Wonderful cookies!i made it after much hesitation but was amazed at the result.must try.thanks for such mess free n esy recipe with minimal ingredients.

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