Cookies · Desserts

Thumbprint Cookies

I’ve just been craving some sort of shortbread cookie lately, so this is what I came up with… the fruit makes it healthy!  Or we can tell ourselves that.


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • various all-fruit jams/preserves, any flavors you like
For glaze:
  • 2 tsp milk
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
Cream together the butter and sugar, add in the egg yolks and vanilla.  Add the flour and salt to the batter and mix til combined.  Form the dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.  

Preheat oven to 350.  Roll the dough in 1 inch balls and place on parchment lined cookie sheets.  Lightly press down with your thumb in center of cookie to form a small well.  Fill that with 1/2 tsp of jam.  
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until slightly firm.  
Make icing by mixing the 2 ingredients until smooth.  Drizzle over cookies after they cool.

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