Jam Thumbprints

Jam Thumbprints

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based on 19 reviews
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5 min.
34 min.
24 cookies

Jam Thumbprints are truly easy when you start with our refrigerated tub dough, place a slight thumbprint in the middle of the cookie then fill with your favorite flavor of jam, creating the perfect shortcut-recipe for this beloved holiday cookie.


  • 1 package (16.5 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Sugar Cookie Bar Dough, slightly softened
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup raspberry, strawberry or apricot jam
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PREHEAT oven to 325° F.

COMBINE cookie dough and flour in medium mixing bowl. Roll dough into 24, 1 1/4-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 14 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Immediately make a depression in each cookie with the back of a 1/2 teaspoon measure. Fill each depression with 1/2 teaspoon of jam. Cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Store in single layer tightly covered.


• Dough can be made in advance, shaped into cookies and refrigerated until ready for baking.

• Recipe can easily be doubled or tripled for a larger batch.

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So good!

I love these cookies!!

- Amanda Hoffman

Very Good

We love these but I also use the refrigerated sugar cookies. I bake them in miniature muffin pans and top them with candy kisses or milk chocolate chips.

- Barbara Heien

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Jam thumbprints is a one of a kind!

- Karen Ankar from Fort Oglethorpe, GA


These are great, for variety I love to add 1/2 cup ground almonds to dough before forming them.


Excellent 4 parties

I made this cookies for a party at work and they were very popular. People even asked me for the recipe and I directed them to this site. They were easier to make than my last thumbprint disaster.

- Antonieta Medrano

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/24 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 24

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 100
  • Calories from Fat: 35
  • Total Fat: 3.5g (5% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g (8% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 5mg (2% of DV)
  • Sodium: 65mg (3% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 16g (5% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Sugars: 8g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 0% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 0% of DV
  • Iron: 2% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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