Soldier Buttons


This is a Turkish thumbprint cookie filled with strawberry jam.

1 1/2 dozen


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup strawberry preserves


  1. Mix together flour, confectioners' sugar, butter or margarine, egg, and vanilla.

  2. Shape dough with your hands to 1 1/2 inch rounds, and place on greased cookie sheets. Press your finger in the middle, and fill each hole with jam.

  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 12 minutes, or until the bottoms are lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

552 Calories
32g Fat
61g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 552
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 20g 99%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 235mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 77mg 2%

* 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.