These beautiful thumbprint cookies are classic Christmas cookies but can be enjoyed any time of the year. They’re soft and chewy cookies made with a few simple ingredients. Add a pop of color with this eye-catching red strawberry jam. These are delightful bite-sized treats that everyone loves and are mouthwatering!

Unsalted Butter

Granulated Sugar

Egg Yolk

Vanilla Extract


All-purpose Flour

Strawberry Jam

1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar with electric mixer on low speed. Mix until almost all the sugar dissolved.

2. Add egg, and vanilla extract, and beat again.

3. Sift in flour and salt then beat on low speed until completely combined. The mixture will be a little crumbly so be sure to scrape the side and bottom occasionally until the dough come together.

4. Scoop cookie dough with 1 tablespoon then roll the dough into a balls and roll it to a granulated sugar.

5. Use your thumb or the rounded back of a teaspoon, then gently press an indent in the center of the cookie dough.

6. Place about ½ tsp strawberry jam into the indentation of cookie dough.

For storing cookies; Store the cooled thumbprint cookies in an airtight container at room temperature on the counter. I usually keep cookies in a clear cookies jar together with other cookies. You don’t have to refrigerate the cookies. I don’t recommend stacking the cookies because of the jam.