Four Berry Thumbprint Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are made with #raspberry, #cherry #blackberry & #strawberry jam. Perfect for any #holiday, potluck or family reunion. #dessert

Four Berry Thumbprint Cookies

August 19, 2014Teresa

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. 🙂

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Four Berry Thumbprint Cookies are wonderful cookies for holiday baking.

Four Berry Thumbprint Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are made with #raspberry, #cherry #blackberry & #strawberry jam. Perfect for any #holiday, potluck or family reunion. #dessert

These cookies are pretty easy to make and kid’s love them.

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Four Berry Thumbprint Cookies are great for tailgating parties or backyard barbecues.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients for the cookies.

Four Berry Thumbprint Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are made with #raspberry, #cherry #blackberry & #strawberry jam. Perfect for any #holiday, potluck or family reunion. #dessert

Soften butter. Add sugar, salt and vanilla.

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Cream ingredients with an electric mixer until creamy.

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Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods.

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Mix ingredients with an electric mixer over low to medium speed until all the flour is worked in. Refrigerate dough at least one hour.

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Roll cookie dough into balls. Place on greased cookie sheets.

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Put an indentation in the center of each cookie with the bottom of a wooden spoon or your pinky finger.

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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. 

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I used these ingredients for the icing. Whisk to combine. Spoon into a zip lock bag.

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Cut small corner off one edge and pipe icing over top of cooled cookies on cookie rack.

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Just a little dab of Four Berry Jam makes all the difference. 

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Take a plate of Four Berry Thumbprint Cookies to a Christmas Cookie Exchange or holiday party and they will be gobbled down quickly.

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Every bite of these cookies will have you drooling!

Here’s the recipe.

FOUR BERRY THUMBPRINT COOKIES

(My own concoction)

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Delicious Thumbprint Cookies are filled with a scrumptious four-berry jam. These tasty cookies are kid-friendly and great for holiday baking.
Four Berry Thumbprint Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are made with #raspberry, #cherry #blackberry & #strawberry jam. Perfect for any #holiday, potluck or family reunion. #dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
COOKIES:
ICING:
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
COOKIES:
ICING:
Four Berry Thumbprint Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are made with #raspberry, #cherry #blackberry & #strawberry jam. Perfect for any #holiday, potluck or family reunion. #dessert
Instructions
COOKIES:
  1. Soften butter.
  2. Add sugar, vanilla and salt and mix with an electric mixer until well mixed.
  3. Add flour and continue mixing on low speed of electric mixer until mixed.
  4. Mixture will be thick.
  5. Refrigerate dough at least 60 minutes.
  6. Roll dough into balls and place on greased cookie sheets.
  7. With the bottom of a small wooden spoon, make an indentation in the center of each cookie.
  8. Spoon about 1/8 teaspoon of jam into each indentation.
  9. Bake at 350° for about 15-20 minutes or until done.
  10. Rotate pans half way through cooking time.
ICING:
  1. Combine the glaze ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until smooth.
  2. Drizzle glaze over cooled cookies.
  3. Allow icing to set before serving cookies.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I use the back of a wooden spoon because it’s smaller than an actual thumb print. The larger the hole in the cookie the more the cookies spread, so it’s better to make smaller indentations.

NOTE: You cannot skip the step to chill the dough before rolling out and baking or cookies will not hold their shape while baking.

NOTE: Four Berry Jam consists of blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and cherries.

NOTE: Preparation time does not include time needed to chill the dough before rolling the cookies.

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[b]Four Berry Thumbprint Cookies[/b]
Recipe Type: Cookies, Brownies and Bars
Cuisine: American
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 30
Delicious Thumbprint Cookies are filled with a scrumptious four-berry jam. These tasty cookies are kid-friendly and great for holiday baking.
Ingredients
  • 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)
Instructions
  1. Soften butter.
  2. Add sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt and mix with an electric mixer until well mixed.
  3. Stir in flour with a wooden spoon until well combined.
  4. Mixture will be thick.
  5. Refrigerate dough at least 30 minutes.
  6. Roll dough into balls and place on greased cookie sheets.
  7. With your thumb, make an indentation in the center of each cookie.
  8. Spoon about ¼ teaspoon of jam into each indentation.
  9. Refrigerate cookies another 30 minutes or place in freezer for about 10 minutes.
  10. Bake at 350° for about 15 minutes or until done.
  11. Rotate pans half way through cooking time.
Notes
You will need to chill dough ahead of time and re-chill the dough after rolling into balls. Otherwise, the cookies will spread too much in the pan.[br][br]Four Berry Jam consists of blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and cherries.[br][br]Preparation time does not include time needed to chill the dough before and after rolling the cookies.
Four Berry Thumbprint Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are made with #raspberry, #cherry #blackberry & #strawberry jam. Perfect for any #holiday, potluck or family reunion. #dessert

Four Berry Thumbprint Cookies are simple and easy to make.

Four Berry Thumbprint Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are made with #raspberry, #cherry #blackberry & #strawberry jam. Perfect for any #holiday, potluck or family reunion. #dessert

Don’t Four Berry Thumbprint Cookies look marvelous?

Four Berry Thumbprint Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are made with #raspberry, #cherry #blackberry & #strawberry jam. Perfect for any #holiday, potluck or family reunion. #dessert

If you enjoy Thumbprint Cookies you’ll love these made with four different kinds of fruit!

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Grape Thumbprint Cookies

Grape Thumbprint Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #cookies are filled with #grape jam & glazed with a powdered sugar icing. They're wonderful for any kind of #holiday or special occasion #baking. #dessert

Fancy Plum Thumbprint Cookies

Fancy Plum Thumbprint Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | marvelous #cookie for any kind of #holiday, backyard BBQ, potluck or family reunion. #dessert

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these #cookies are divine! They're perfect for any #holiday party, potluck, baby shower or family reunion. #dessert #raspberry
Print Recipe
Four Berry Thumbprint Cookies BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Delicious Thumbprint Cookies are filled with a scrumptious four-berry jam. These tasty cookies are kid-friendly and great for holiday baking.
Four Berry Thumbprint Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are made with #raspberry, #cherry #blackberry & #strawberry jam. Perfect for any #holiday, potluck or family reunion. #dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
COOKIES:
ICING:
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
COOKIES:
ICING:
Four Berry Thumbprint Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these fantastic #cookies are made with #raspberry, #cherry #blackberry & #strawberry jam. Perfect for any #holiday, potluck or family reunion. #dessert
Instructions
COOKIES:
  1. Soften butter.
  2. Add sugar, vanilla and salt and mix with an electric mixer until well mixed.
  3. Add flour and continue mixing on low speed of electric mixer until mixed.
  4. Mixture will be thick.
  5. Refrigerate dough at least 60 minutes.
  6. Roll dough into balls and place on greased cookie sheets.
  7. With the bottom of a small wooden spoon, make an indentation in the center of each cookie.
  8. Spoon about 1/8 teaspoon of jam into each indentation.
  9. Bake at 350° for about 15-20 minutes or until done.
  10. Rotate pans half way through cooking time.
ICING:
  1. Combine the glaze ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until smooth.
  2. Drizzle glaze over cooled cookies.
  3. Allow icing to set before serving cookies.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: I use the back of a wooden spoon because it’s smaller than an actual thumb print. The larger the hole in the cookie the more the cookies spread, so it’s better to make smaller indentations.

NOTE: You cannot skip the step to chill the dough before rolling out and baking or cookies will not hold their shape while baking.

NOTE: Four Berry Jam consists of blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and cherries.

NOTE: Preparation time does not include time needed to chill the dough before rolling the cookies.

© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

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