Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies
Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies are another cookie recipe I think you’ll love. These Thumbprint Cookies are filled with strawberry jam–my husband’s favorite jam. They’re also always a kid’s favorite because almost everyone enjoys strawberry flavored jam.
These tasty cookies are made from a very simple and basic dough, like a sugar cookie dough. You chill the dough before rolling it into balls and making indentations in the centers for the filling. Then after baking a nice glaze is added on top.
Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies are great cookies for holiday baking. They really are pretty easy to make. Kid’s love to help put the jelly in the centers of the cookies (as well as eat them!). And on top of that, these cookies are really inexpensive to make. Use whatever flavored jams or jellies you have on hand. Any flavor works really well.
About a month ago I got a phone call from our Children’s Minister asking me to bake 150 cookies for one of the snacks for our church’s Vacation Bible School program. I was really glad to have an opportunity to serve in this way and made up six different batches of the original dough.
Teresa, our Children’s Minister, didn’t want all the cookies to be filled with the same flavor jam in case some kids were allergic (or didn’t like) certain flavors but were okay with others. So, I made Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies, Apricot Thumbprint Cookies, Fancy Plumb Thumbprint Cookies, Grape Thumbprint Cookies, Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies and Four Berry Thumbprint Cookies. Each one was tasty in its own way with that little dab of jelly in the middle providing just a little bit different flavor.
If you’re looking for a simple and easy, kid-friendly, sugar cookie to make any time of the year, Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies can’t be beat. Especially if your family likes strawberries and strawberry jam. These cookies are great for tailgating parties, bridal showers, soccer and baseball practice or anytime you want to share cookies with your family.
When I initially posted this recipe in August 2014, my instructions were to make the cookies without icing or powdered sugar on top to avoid any mess. However, the cookies weren’t as pretty as I would have liked and didn’t present very well. I recently remade these cookies (July 2017) for a Kid’s Fest (carnival) our church hosted at a local park. This time I added the glaze and they turned out super scrumptious.
Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies are wonderful, kid-friendly cookies.
Each cookie is filled with a dab of strawberry jam.
Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies are great for holiday baking, too.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients for the cookies.
Place softened butter in a bowl. Add salt, sugar and vanilla.
Mix with an electric mixer until well mixed.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods.
Continue mixing ingredients with electric mixer over low speed to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 60 minutes.
Roll cookie dough into balls and place on greased baking sheets.
With the bottom of a wooden spoon, make an indentation into the centers of each cookie.
Fill each center with about 1/8 teaspoon of strawberry jam. Bake at 350 for about 15-20 minutes or until done. Rotate pans after half of cooking time. Cool cookies completely before placing on wire racks.
I used these ingredients for the icing. Whisk to combine. Spoon into a zip lock bag and cut a small tip off the corner.
Pipe icing over top of cookies. Allow icing to set about 15 minutes before serving cookies.
Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies come out perfectly every time. Just make sure you chill the dough before rolling into balls and baking.
These cookies travel well. You can put them in a tin or plastic container and take along with you to ball practices or to have in the car when you’re traveling.
Every bite is mouthwatering.
If you’re craving sweets, these delicious cookies will fit the bill.
Here’s the recipe.
STRAWBERRY THUMBPRINT COOKIES
(My own concoction)
- 2 sticks unsalted butter
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 whole eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- couple of pinches of salt
- 2 to 2/14 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- ¾ cup strawberry jam (more or less as needed)
- Soften butter.
- Add sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt and mix with an electric mixer until well mixed.
- Stir in flour with a wooden spoon until well combined.
- Mixture will be thick.
- Refrigerate dough at least 30 minutes.
- Roll dough into balls and place on greased cookie sheets.
- With your thumb, make an indentation in the center of each cookie.
- Spoon about ¼ teaspoon of jam into each indentation.
- Refrigerate cookies another 30 minutes or place in freezer for about 10 minutes.
- Bake at 350° for about 15 minutes or until done.
- Rotate pans half way through cooking time.
It’s really hard to stop at just one!
Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies are easy to make and economical to the pocketbook!
These cookies are perfect for dessert any time!