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A thumbprint cookie filled with jam
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Shortbread Thumprint Cookies

Easy Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies filled with homemade blackberry jam and sprinkled with vanilla sugar, so soft and buttery, almost melting in your mouth. They are the perfect bite-size treat for every occasion, and a big hit with kids and grown-ups alike.Grab some now, before the cookie monster eats them up! The jam can be any of your choice, and you can use a cookie cutter to give them a nice shape, or just use a piping bag, the taste is all that matters. Quick, delicious, such a treat!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Chilling Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Romanian
Servings: 15 cookies
Calories: 132kcal


  • 100 g butter
  • 100 g icing sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon vanilla sugar
  • 150 g plain flour
  • 3 tablespoon jam


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. (350 Fahrenheit)
  • Add the soft butter and icing sugar to a bowl and beat them with an electric hand mixer until you get a smooth paste.
  • Add the egg yolk, and beat for a further 30 seconds until the egg yolk is fully incorporated.
  • Add one tablespoon of vanilla sugar, vanilla extract and flour and, using your hands, mix all ingredients together until you get an easy-to-work-with-dough.
  • Cover the bowl with clingfilm, and chill the dough in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
  • Grease and flour a rectangle baking tray.
  • Use about a tablespoon of dough to shape balls , then gently press with your thumb in the middle of the ball. Repeat until all the dough is finished.
  • Fill with jam, then bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until the edges are lightly browned.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  • Sprinkle some vanilla sugar over the cookies.


  • Click on the US Customary link to see the measurements displayed in cups and ounces.
  • The servings can be adjusted by clicking the number next to Servings.


Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 184IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg