Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Serves: 24,Yield: 24cookies
  • About This Recipe

    “My Mom made these every Christmas! Everyone loves them!”


  • 1/2 cupmargarine, soft
  • 1/4 cupsugar
  • 1/4 cupdark corn syrup
  • 1largeegg, separated
  • 1 1/4 cupsunsifted flour
  • 1/2 cuppecans, finely chopped
  • jam or jelly orpreserves
  • Directions

  • Mix margarine and sugar to creamy.
  • Add syrup and egg yolk.
  • Stir in flour, mix well.
  • Chill dough.
  • Roll into 1-inch balls.
  • Dip in slightly beaten egg white.
  • Roll into nuts.
  • Place on greased cookie sheet.
  • Press thumb into center of each cookie.
  • Bake at 325° for 20 minutes.
  • While warm fill center or each cookie with your favorite jam, jelly, or preserves.
  • (I use strawberry preserves).
  • Reviews

  • “These are quite easy to make. The only change I made was to use more chopped pecans (I found myself running out after rolling about 2/3 of the cookies.) I used raspberry preserves, which seemed to me to provide the best combination of flavours. They taste great and look wonderful as well.”

  • “Perfect cookies!”

  • “While these cookies do look and taste great I was quite disapointed that I only got 14 cookies out of the recipe.It was also a very dry dough which had to be pressed into the palm to form rather than roll, when rolled they fell apart; after baking when trying to put the thumbprint in, some cracked. Wonderful taste but I would not make them again, not enough results for all the effort put into making them. Again, I want to emphasize they look and taste wonderful.”