Monday, February 13, 2012

Jelly Thumbprints

These cookies are traditionally made at Christmastime, but filled with red jelly, they make a perfect cookie for Valentine's Day.

Start by combining the brown sugar, shortening, butter, vanilla and egg yolk.

Beat this until combined, then stir in flour and salt until the dough holds together.

Shape the dough into 1-inch balls, then dip each ball into the egg white. (Little helpers will love this messy step!)

Now roll each dough ball into the chopped nuts.

Now place the dough balls about 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Use your thumb (these are thumbprints after all!) to make an indentation in each dough ball.

Now spoon a bit of your favorite jelly into the indentation of each cookie.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden. Cool completely on a wire rack. In the meantime, combine the powdered sugar and milk to make a glaze. When the cookies are cool, lightly drizzle the glaze over each cookie,

and then allow to dry until glaze is set.

Serve up these delicious cookies to your Valentine, and feel the love...

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Jelly Thumbprints

1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 egg, separated
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup finely chopped nuts
about 1/4 cup your favorite jelly

1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 to 1 tsp. milk

Mix brown sugar, shortening, butter, vanilla and egg yolk in medium bowl. Stir in flour and salt until dough holds together.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Beat egg white slightly. Dip each ball into egg white. Roll in nuts. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Press thumb deeply in center of each. Fill each center with a dollop of jelly.

Bake at 350 about 10-12 minutes or until light brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Combine powdered sugar and milk and whisk until smooth. Drizzle glaze over cookies and let dry until set.


  1. These are beautiful cookies
    I looooooooooove the taste of this wonderful dough

  2. I haven't had jelly thumbprints in a long time. Love them. I am a happy new follower from Tasty Tuesday. Would love to have you visit me.

  3. Oh My Gosh! YUM! Please come over to Cast Party Wednesday and share this awesome recipe. Thanks. I hope to see you there! --Sheryl--

  4. Sara, these look delicious. I love to visit here. I never leave empty handed and I always have something new to try in my kitchen. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  5. Oh wow...I adore ao good thumbprint!! So delicious. Thank you bunches for linking up with up last week for Mop It Up Mondays at i should be mopping the floor! Hope you can join us again tomorrow! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  6. Mmmm...your cookies look wonderful!

    Thank you for being a part of “A Little Birdie Told Me…” Tuesday at Rook No. 17! This week’s party is in full swing and I’d be honored if you’d come by and share more of your talent!

    Warmest wishes,
    Jenn/Rook No. 17


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