Vanilla Thumbprints

These yummy cookies, filled with apricot and raspberry jam, make the perfect last-minute holiday dessert. Just six ingredients and less than 30 minutes and you have a delicious homemade treat.

Vanilla Thumbprints
Servings: 42 Yield: 3-1/2 dozen Prep 10 mins Bake 350°F 12 mins

Ingredients

  • 3/4 1 1/2 cup stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup apricot or seedless raspberry jam (or 3 Tbs. of each)

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Combine butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Cream using the paddle attachment until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, scraping the bowl as needed. Add the flour and mix just until incorporated (dough will be soft).

3. Roll 2 teaspoons of dough between your hands into a 1-inch ball. Repeat, spacing 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. With a floured thumb, make an indentation in the center of each. Fill each indentation with 1/2 teaspoon raspberry or apricot jam.

4. Bake at 350 degrees F about 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly golden brown around bottoms. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 42; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 77, Fat, total (g): 4, chol. (mg): 15, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 11, pro. (g): 1, sodium (mg): 4, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.