With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Recipe courtesy Ina Garten,
Barefoot Contessa Family Style, Clarkson Potter/Publishers, 2002


  • 3/4 pound (3 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash
  • 7 ounces sweetened flaked coconut
  • Raspberry and/or apricot jam


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar until they are just combined and then add the vanilla. Separately, sift together the flour and salt. With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture to the creamed butter and sugar. Mix until the dough starts to come together. Dump on a floured board and roll together into a flat disk. Wrap in plastic and chill for 30 minutes.
Roll the dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. (If you have a scale they should each weigh 1 ounce.) Dip each ball into the egg wash and then roll it in coconut. Place the balls on an ungreased cookie sheet and press a light indentation into the top of each with your finger. Drop 1/4 teaspoon of jam into each indentation. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the coconut is a golden brown. Cool and serve.
I recently posted another, slightly different Thumbprint Cookie made from Dorie Greenspan's cook book Baking From My Home to Yours. Click HERE to view.


Linda C said...

wow! Those cookies look seriously yummy! I haven't had dinner yet, so they REALLY look good! Thanks for the recipe!

And thanks for stopping by my place this evening! Love having you:)


Julie Harward said...

Oh YUM...I love the coconut in there, that would make them delish to me! Thanks for sharing this my friend! Come say hi :D

crochet lady said...

Those look super tasty with the coconut on them!

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

Those look delicious and so do your sweet cream biscuts...yummy! I had fun visiting your blog today and have signed up as your newest follower...

Ann said...

oh my don't those look heavenly.

EG Wow said...

These cookies look so good! Mmmmm!

bj said...

GREAT BALLS OF FIRE...these look too*die*for GOOD...
I am signing up to follow..hope you will come see me.
xo bj

Martha said...

Thumbprints are a favorite especially Ina's! Such good pictures of yours! Makes me crave one -- too bad I'll not have time to bake tomorrow!

Kathleen said...

Oh they look delicious!

Kathleen said...

YUM! I'm bookmarking this right now!

Mrs. P. said...

These look devine!! When my youngest daughter was young we would make thumbprint cookies often for tea time (I think she was born to be the Queen of England, lol). She re-named them Jammies and that is what we call them still AND they are still my favorite tea time treat :)


gnee said...

These are always so pretty and fun to bake! Thanks for sharing...


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