Thumbprint Cookies are a type of raspberry jam filled Swedish cookie also known as Hallongrotta, which means “raspberry cave”.
By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime
Thumbprint Cookies is my recipe of the day is my recipe of the day for the annual blogging event Christmas Cookies Week. My blogging friends and I have been doing this one for a few years now. It’s always something I look forward to. Especially since cookie baking is so much fun.
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Monday I shared my recipe for Mandarin Orange White Chocolate Chip Cookies and the white chocolate fun continued on Tuesday with Peanut Butter Brownie Bombs. Then Wednesday’s fun had us making the Easiest Sugar Sprinkle Cookies with your favorite jimmies or nonpareils.
That was followed by my “Hail Mary” version of Meltaway Cookies. But sadly, the flurry flurry of recipes concludes today. As I share my recipe for Thumbprint Cookies. Let’s hope that with all the fab cookies shared this week by myself and others, that the Christmas Cookie season is “under your thumb”.
Christmas Cookies Week
Friday Christmas Cookie Recipes
- Big Soft Ginger Cookies from Jolene’s Recipe Journal
- Chai Snickerdoodles from The Spiffy Cookie
- Chewy Oatmeal Ginger Cookies from Family Around the Table
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies from Kate’s Recipe Box
- Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Christmas Ritz Cracker Cookies from Jen Around the World
- Cinnamon Toast Macaron from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti from Sweet Beginnings
- Cranberry Thumbprint Cookies from Cheese Curd In Paradise
- Double Chocolate Cherry Almond Oatmeal Cookies from Magical Ingredients
To fill your jars and tins…
- Double Peppermint Cookies from Daily Dish Recipes
- Grinch Cookies from Devour Dinner
- Italian Pistachio Cookies from Take Two Tapas
- Old-Fashioned Jubilee Jumbles Cookies from Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
- Peppermint Shortbread from A Day in the Life on the Farm
To Keep Santa (and the Elves!) Happy….
- Reindeer Cookies from Kathryn’s Kitchen Blog
- Sugar Cookie Bars from Leftovers Then Breakfast
- Thumbprint Cookies from Palatable Pastime
- White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies from Art of Natural Living
I never knew that Thumbprint cookies were Swedish until reading up on them. Perhaps that is why they area family favorite- with both sides having some Swedish ancestry (I didn’t know I have a few drops of Viking in me until I did a DNA test).
Mostly I am of Scottish descent, as is apparent by my smart mouth and not so much by the Asian sounding surname. Do you find you have an affinity for foods that come from your family heritage?
I don’t know. We are insane for Asian food too so who knows? good food is good food.
And yes. These are the best thumbprints I ever put together. I like the pecan meal. It works out so much better than a fine chop. And adds tons of flavor.
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- cookie sheet; parchment paper
- 1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup pecan meal or very finely chopped pecans
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup raspberry jam
- 1/2 cup sifted confectioner's sugar
- 1/3 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon half and half (approximate)
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Cream together the butter and sugar until smooth then stir in remaining cookie ingredients.
- For each cookie, roll 2 teaspoons dough into a ball, then indent a hole with the end of a wooden spoon.
- Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for ten minutes.
- Remove from oven and improve the hole again with the spoon (in case it filled in).
- Fill the hole with about 1/2 teaspoon ja, more or less, but do not overfill.
- Bake cookies 8 minutes more then allow to cool.
- Whisk together the confectioner's sugar, vanilla and half and half, adjusting the amount of milk so that it has a good drizzling consistency that thinly pours out of a small spoon.
- Drizzle cookies and allow to dry.
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My favorite type of cookie! They are always perfect…no matter what holiday or non-holiday you are celebrating!!!