Thimble Cookies


These thimble cookies are another old favorite of my mother's. A neighbor was making these when I was a child and I never got enough of them.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
2 dozen


  • ½ cup butter

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 egg yolk, beaten

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 egg white

  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts

  • 1 cup raspberry jam, or as needed


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Cream butter and sugar; add yolk and lemon juice and beat well. Stir in flour until well blended.

  3. Form into 1-inch balls, dip into beaten egg white then into chopped nuts. Place on a greased cookie sheet, make a deep indentation in the center of each cookie.

  4. Bake for 5 minutes, then quickly indent centers again, continue baking for 10 minutes.

  5. Fill center of each hot cookie with raspberry jam.


Jam or jelly will work. You can also customize with the flavor of your choice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

262 Calories
15g Fat
32g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 262
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 60mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 64mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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