Friday, December 13, 2013

Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies

Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies | Cooking on the Front Burner
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'Tis the season to be a baking and today's the day to see what everyone's a making!  I'm excited to be part of the 2nd annual cookie recipe swap hosted by the gals below.  Who doesn't love cookies?  Right? we do at our house... especially the fellow!

I was paired up with one of my favorite bloggers and pal Julie at This Gal Cooks.  She had some pretty rad cookies on her blog to choose from and I decided on making these thumbprints probably because they reminded me of my mom and how I made them with her back in the day. As a kid, my job was to push my thumb into the dough and do the filling.  Fond memories!

Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 10 minutes plus chilling time
Bake Time: 12 minutes
Yield:  2 dozen
  • 2/3 C butter
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 C all purpose flour
  • 2 egg whites, slightly beaten
  • 1 C finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 – 1/2 C your favorite seedless jam) strawberry for us
  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Beat the butter for about 30 seconds and then beat in the sugar.
  3. Beat in the egg yolk and vanilla extract
  4. Gradually beat in the flour.
  5. Cover and chill the cookie dough for 1 hour
  6. After the dough is done chilling, roll the dough into 1 inch balls.
  7. Coat the dough in the egg white and then coat with the finely chopped pecans.
  8. Place one inch apart on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  9. Press your thumb into the center of the cookie to make a well. Add about 1/2 – 1 tsp of the jam to the well of each cookie.
  10. Bake for 12 minutes or until the edges of the cookies and the pecans start to turn golden.
  11. Allow to cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before serving or transferring to a storage dish.
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Not only were these cookies delicious - the DIY Guy informed me that these are now his favorites!  Wow - glad I chose wisely!  They are really good.  I think I rolled mine a bit bigger than Julie's and didn't get the pecans chopped as fine.  She also used seedless apricot and raspberry jams and I decided to use what I had on hand.   Check out hers HERE  and while you are there see what she chose from me to make.

Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies |Cooking on the Front Burner #christmascookies

Now check out the other tasty treats below - hope you find a new one to try.  Happy Holidays!


  1. My 5 year old likes jam things at the moment and these look a good size for him!

  2. Deb, your photos look amazing. And so do the cookies! I love the strawberry jam! Perfect. I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe. Have a good weekend! :)

  3. Thumbprints are one of my favorites, love that strawberry plopped right in the middle - yum!

  4. These cookies are so cute! I love thumbprint cookies! And your photos are super Deb! Love how festive it is. :) Have a great week!

  5. I love thumbprint cookies and these look so pretty and festive :)

  6. i love these. in fact, i may make some now!

  7. Strawberry and pecans sounds wonderful together. Thanks for bringing these cookies to foodie friday. Merry Christmas.

  8. These are so pretty, Deb. I hope you had a great Christmas!


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