Thumbprint Cookie Recipes

Jam or lemon curd-filled thumbprint cookies look great on a plate and taste even better. Browse trusted thumbprint cookie recipes complete with ratings, reviews and baking tips.

Staff Picks

Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints

Rating: 4.5 stars 2854
Shortbread thumbprint cookie filled with raspberry jam, and drizzled with glaze.
By Dee

Thumbprint Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 386
Buttery thumbprint cookies with walnuts filled with your favorite jam.
By Allrecipes Member

Jam Filled Butter Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 1288
This cookie recipe has been in my mother's family for more years than I've been alive. It's my favorite cookie; my comfort food!

Apricot Cream Cheese Thumbprints

Rating: 4.5 stars 325
Cream cheese thumbprint cookies with an apricot filling.

Eggnog Thumbprints

Rating: 4.5 stars 209
Thumbprint cookies with a delicious filling, these are perfect for Christmas. Does not use eggnog, but they have an eggnog taste. You can substitute 1/4 teaspoon rum extract and 1 tablespoon milk for the rum.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Pecan Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 28
This shortbread-style thumbprint cookie is light and flaky. The salted caramel and dark chocolate add a delicious richness. This won first place at a recent neighborhood cookie swap.

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 32
Raspberry-filled, fragile, buttery pecan-crusted cookies. They remind me of a miniature pie in flavor and looks. They are a delicious cookie any time of the year, but especially perfect for the holiday season. Other fillings can be used; any jelly, jam, candied fruit or tinted powdered sugar icing. Our family favorite is raspberry jam.

White Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Rating: 5 stars 13
Colorful cookies, sure to be a hit during the holiday season. Use any variety of jam for the center. Cookies may be refrigerated to set chocolate.

Zebra Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 27
A very festive thumbprint style cookie. A treat for the eyes as well as the tastebuds.
By Betty

Salted Caramel Coconut Macaroons

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
Fill those thumbprints with caramel and a sprinkle of sea salt. Gilding the lily? Maybe! But it might just be your new favorite. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container, with waxed paper or parchment paper separating layers, up to 3 days, or frozen up to 3 months.

Pecan Pie Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 131
Wonderful mini pecan pies. Perfect for cookie parties where you want to make something slightly different. You can spice up the cookies by adding cinnamon, ginger, or nutmeg to the cookie mix!

Chocolate Thumbprints I

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
A chocolate cookie that is rolled in nuts, with thumbprint filled with white icing and topped with a chocolate kiss.
By Patsy

Inspiration and Ideas

Perfect Thumbprint Cookies
Rating: Unrated 73
"Perfect—tastes fantastic and looks beautiful! The texture of the shortbread is perfection, and the buttery not-too-sweet flavor complements the jam wonderfully." – Kim
Rosenmunnar (Swedish Thumbprint Cookies)
Rating: Unrated 613
"A dream! They only have 3 ingredients and make a ton." – saramedrano
Jam Filled Butter Cookies
Rating: 4.5 stars 1261

This cookie recipe has been in my mother's family for more years than I've been alive. It's my favorite cookie; my comfort food!