Best Christmas Cookie Recipe: Thumbprint Jellies
Ok, folks. I’m about to give you a little Christmas gift. I humbly offer you the following easy, delicious recipe for the PERFECT cookie.
Now, listen, I am no foodie. I am the un-foodie, the anti-foodie. I can’t cook for shit, people. I made fish sticks and tater tots for dinner last night. Capisce?
I do love to bake, though, and when I discovered this cookie recipe many years ago from my friend Stacy, it quickly became the family favorite. Why? Extremely easy, can make with kids, and well, complete crowd favorite.
If you haven’t heard of Thumbprint Jellies, they’re so named because you put your thumb where the jelly’s gonna go- and honestly, a kid’s finger is the perfect size for the imprint.
So, if you had no time to bake cookies this Christmas but want to make one homemade thing, here ya go:
- 1 lb. butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 cups flour
- 4 egg yolks
- 3 tsp. vanilla
- 2 pinches salt
- confectioner’s sugar
Cream butter, sugar and egg yolks.
Add vanilla, salt and flour. Mix well and roll dough into small balls.
Press the center of the ball gently to make a small indentation.
Use greased cookie sheet.
Bake 350 until the edges just start to brown (about 10 minutes)- they burn fast!
Experiment using different kinds of jellies and jams- jam is thicker so it doesn’t slide off the cookie as fast.
Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar right out of the oven.
Also, beware! You’ll eat dozens!
They’re perfect for giving away in tins or goodie bags to neighbors, friends and family- this recipe makes tons, at least 6 dozen or more.
You’re so welcome.
Writing this has made me totally want to go eat some- but I froze all mine- darn it.
Wonder how long they take to thaw?!