Cherry Jam Thumbprint Cookies + Giveaway

Melt-in-your-mouth Cherry Jam Thumbprint Cookies are easy to make shortbread cookies with a dollop of your favorite jam to sweeten up your holidays! Roll in toasted coconut and top with a red jam to bring a little color to your Christmas cookie tray.

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I can’t believe Christmas is only a week away! The time has flown by this year and I’m still trying to get all my baking done. I’ve gotten my Pistachio Whipped Shortbread Cookies and Double Chocolate Mint Cookies baked and still working on my Chocolate Chip Macaroons. Are you in the midst of making all your favorites for the holidays?  I may have a lot to do yet but these Cherry Jam Thumbprint Cookies would be missed if I didn’t make them. Plus it allowed me to show you another delicious recipe that you can make if you win our KitchenAid giveaway. You can check out the giveaway below.

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These cookies are similar to shortbread cookies and super easy to make. They’re buttery, creamy, melt-in-your-mouth cookies, flavored with vanilla and sweetened with a dollop of your favorite jam. I covered mine in toasted coconut and pecans but the cookie is super yummy without as well.

How to make melt-in-your-mouth Cherry Jam Thumbprint Cookies.

Cherry Jam Thumbprint Cookies prep

  1. Gather ingredients.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Separate eggs and set whites aside. Add egg yolks and vanilla extract and blend well.
  4. Add dry ingredients and beat until well blended.

Cherry Jam Thumbprint Cookies ready to assemble

  1. Prepare an assembly line of sorts with whisked egg whites in a wide-mouthed bowl and toasted coconut and nuts on flat plates. Line cookie sheets with a silicone mat or parchment paper.

Cherry Jam Thumbprint Cookies coating

  1. Roll dough into a ball and dip into egg whites then roll in toasted coconut or nuts.

Cherry Jam Thumbprint Cookies making depression with measuring spoon

  1. Place on cookie sheet and make a depression in the center of each one with the back of a measuring spoon.

Cherry Jam Thumbprint Cookies adding jam

  1. Fill with jam and bake.

Cherry Jam Thumbprint Cookies closeup baked

Look how beautifully they bake up. A little crunchy outside with a soft creamy inside and topped with flavorful jam.

Cherry Jam Thumbprint Cookies bite

Take a bite and then hide some so there will be some left for you after they get devoured. Believe me, I know this from experience and you definitely wouldn’t want to miss out on your fair share. 🙂

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Enjoy!

5 from 2 votes
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Cherry Jam Thumbprint Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
17 mins
Total Time
37 mins
 

Melt-in-your-mouth Cherry Jam Thumbprint Cookies are easy to make shortbread cookies with a dollop of your favorite jam to sweeten up your holidays! Roll in toasted coconut and top with a red jam to bring a little color to your Christmas cookie tray.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keywords: christmas cookies, cookies, jam, recipe, shortbread, thumbprints
Servings: 30 cookies
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup toasted coconut or toasted pecans, chopped garnish
  • 1/3 cup cherry jam or your favorite flavor
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper, silicone mat or lightly spray with a nonstick spray.
  2. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl of an electric mixer until creamy & fluffy.
  3. Separate eggs and put whites aside.
  4. Continue beating while adding 2 egg yolks and vanilla.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine flour and salt.
  6. Gradually add dry ingredients to wet and bet until well blended.
  7. Place whites in a wide-mouthed bowl and whisk until frothy.
  8. Place toasted coconut and/or chopped nuts on small flat plates.
  9. Using a small or medium cookie scoop, scoop out dough and roll into balls.
  10. Dip each ball into frothy egg whites then roll int desired garnish, either coconut or nuts.
  11. Place on prepared cookie sheets.
  12. Make a small depression in center with either the handle of a large wooden spoon or the back of a measuring spoon.
  13. Fill with jam.
  14. Bake for 15-17 minutes.
  15. Remove from oven and let cookies cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes then move to wire racks to cool completely.

 

Wouldn’t this be a great Christmas present? A beautiful KitchenAid mixer that you can use to whip up some of the fantastic recipes shared below. Feel free to add a recipe link with something that you’ve made with your stand mixer. (If you add a link, please share this post to pass on the holiday spirit)

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Details of giveaway:

  • We are giving away 1 Classic Series Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer in the winner’s choice of white or black plus a $75 Amazon gift card that the winner can use to put toward any accessories or attachments they want.
  • Open worldwide except where prohibited. If the winner is outside of the continental U.S., they will receive the value of the mixer + $75 as an Amazon gift card.
  • Winner must be 18+ (21+ in some locations) and cannot be an immediate family member living in the same household of a participating blogger.
  • Not sponsored by Kitchen Aid, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, or Rafflecopter.
  • Open Dec 10 – Dec 21, 2018 at 11:59 PM. Winner will be drawn within 72 hours and has 48 hours to respond to my email or a new winner will be drawn. Prize to ship 45 days after winner is announced.
  • Follows from inactive/spam/bot social media accounts will be disqualified.

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Here’s a list of all the fantastic bloggers participating!

Allison, Jess, and Sharon from The PinterTest Kitchen
Linda from Simply Healthyish Recipes
Amy from House of Nash Eats
Sarah from Sarah’s Bake Studio
Liz from Books n’ Cooks
Cindy from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Coleen from The Redhead Baker
Shana from Our Sutton Place
Linda from 2 Cookin Mamas
Sarah from Chef Sarah E
Jenni from The Gingered Whisk
Rachel from A Southern Fairytale
Syama from Oven Tales
Dorothy from Shockingly Delicious
Barrie from Hardly A Goddess
Karen from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Lora from Diary of a Mad Hausfrau
Ashley from Cheese Curd In Paradise

 

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Melt-in-your-mouth Cherry Jam Thumbprint Cookies are easy to make shortbread cookies with a dollop of your favorite jam to sweeten up your holidays! Roll in toasted coconut and top with a red jam to bring a little color to your Christmas cookie tray. #cookies #christmascookies #shortbread #thumbprints #recipe

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Julie
    12/19/2018 at 9:34 am

    What beautiful cookies. The pop of jam color is perfect for the holiday and they are guaranteed to be a hit with Santa. Your giveaway is fabulous too!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      01/11/2019 at 4:04 pm

      Thanks Julie! Hope Santa enjoyed his cookies!

  • Reply
    Wilhelmina
    12/19/2018 at 9:49 am

    These cookies are perfect for the holidays! so festive and totally delicious!

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