Four Berry Thumbprint Cookies
Four Berry Thumbprint Cookies are wonderful. They’re a delicious shortbread-type cookie with a dab of your favorite jelly in the center. My delicious Four Berry Jam from St. Dalfour’s contained blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and cherries and provided quite an amazing taste.
I love this jam because it’s made without preservatives and sugar. Instead it uses natural ingredients and syrups from fruit. While this jam is certainly great with home-baked bread, it’s also a delightful flavor to use in Thumbprint Cookies.
About a month ago our Children’s Minister gave me a call and put in a request for 150 Thumbprint Cookies for a Vacation Bible School for Thursday that week. She wanted various flavors so I hunted through my refrigerator and found six different flavors of jams or jellies I could use. I chose Grape, Raspberry, Apricot, Strawberry and Plum. Four Belly Jam was the final jam I pulled out of my refrigerator. Four Berry Thumbprint Cookies turned out delightfully.
If you’re looking for a delectable treat for holiday baking, kid’s snacks, or your next tailgating party, then these luscious Four Berry Thumbprint Cookies are for you! They’re easy, kid-friendly, seven-ingredient cookies that everyone loves.
When I initially published this recipe in August 2014, I made the cookies without a glaze or sprinkled with powdered sugar because that was what I was requested to do. However, the cookies were not very pretty or elegant that way and I always knew I would make them again with a glaze to show off their beauty.
I recently remade these cookies (July 2017) for a Kid’s Fest (carnival) our church put on at a local park. I recruited about 20 volunteers to help me make cookies. I chose this scrumptious cookie for a remake and added a nice powdered sugar glaze this time. They were perfect. 🙂
Four Berry Thumbprint Cookies are wonderful cookies for holiday baking.
These cookies are pretty easy to make and kid’s love them.
Four Berry Thumbprint Cookies are great for tailgating parties or backyard barbecues.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients for the cookies.
Soften butter. Add sugar, salt and vanilla.
Cream ingredients with an electric mixer until creamy.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods.
Mix ingredients with an electric mixer over low to medium speed until all the flour is worked in. Refrigerate dough at least one hour.
Roll cookie dough into balls. Place on greased cookie sheets.
Put an indentation in the center of each cookie with the bottom of a wooden spoon or your pinky finger.
Place about 1/8 teaspoon Four Berry Jam in the center of each cookie. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until done. Cool completely on cookie racks.
I used these ingredients for the icing. Whisk to combine. Spoon into a zip lock bag.
Cut small corner off one edge and pipe icing over top of cooled cookies on cookie rack.
Just a little dab of Four Berry Jam makes all the difference.
Take a plate of Four Berry Thumbprint Cookies to a Christmas Cookie Exchange or holiday party and they will be gobbled down quickly.
Every bite of these cookies will have you drooling!
Here’s the recipe.
FOUR BERRY 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 St. Dalfour Four Berry 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.
Four Berry Thumbprint Cookies are simple and easy to make.
Don’t Four Berry Thumbprint Cookies look marvelous?
If you enjoy Thumbprint Cookies you’ll love these made with four different kinds of fruit!