From the author, Toni Okamoto: These Raspberry Jam Thumbprint Cookies are the tastiest cookies that totally remind me of being a kid! I was feeling in a raspberry mood today, but you can switch out the preserves for any flavor your heart desires.
From Plant-Based on a Budget: The combination of fresh jam and a buttery-sweet crumb is pure delicious in every bite.
Baking cookies might seem a bit complicated, but this recipe is as simple as it can be. These childhood favorites are soft and sweet and topped with a delicious jam and a chocolate chip. How good does that sound? Dreamy! The magic of these thumbprint cookies is in the dough, it’s a simple sugar dough, but it’s light and buttery at the same time. Truly heavenly!
The combination of the ultra-soft dough with the slightest tart and sweet jam is simply amazing. We stand by how easy this thumbprint cookie recipe is, but we have a few fantastic tips to bake them to perfection!
Small, round, bite-sized, and topped with their colorful jam, these thumbprint cookies are simply perfect to snack on while enjoying some fun activity.
Ok, ready to do some fun baking? Let’s do this.
Vegan Butter: 1 cup (at room temperature)
Granulate Sugar: ⅔ cup
Almond Extract: 1 teaspoon
Vanilla Extract: 1 teaspoon
Flour: 2 cups (all-purpose)
Fruit Preserves: ½ cup (I like raspberry, but any will work)
Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips: just a handful (I like using Guittard or Trader Joe’s)
Keep scrolling to the recipe card for the complete list of ingredients and recipe instructions!
When it comes to baking, precision is key! Make sure you measure all the ingredients well and do so before starting the mixing process. Trust me! It makes the whole experience so much easier and less overwhelming. So, get your measuring cups and spoons ready and do some pre-prep.
The second tip: make sure you roll the balls into a nice round shape so when pressing the thumb later creates a nice print. Ideally, you manage to make a good indent in the middle but keep the edges nice and thick. How cool is it to use your thumb to shape a beautiful cookie? It makes these cookies extra special!
And last but not least, make sure your jam is smooth enough to top your cookie evenly. If the jam is too stiff or chunky, it won’t fit the indent the right way. You can always microwave your jam for a few seconds to loosen it up a bit.
What types of preserves can I use?
Any fruit preserve will work. Just make sure the jam is smooth and not too chunky.
Why are the cookies cracking?
If you see a few cracks, just gently smooth them out with your finger or leave them be. Small cracks are completely normal and make each cookie special.
Photos by Alfonso Revilla
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