Wednesday, October 19, 2011

grandma's cookbook . . . Cherry Jam Thumbprint Cookies!

If you enjoy baking cookies with your grandchildren and want to try a recipe which you may not typically make, consider this recipe for Cherry Jam Thumbprint Cookies (I found it on and "tweaked" it just a bit) . . . 

Ingredients -

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dark sweet cherry jam
Directions -
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • In a medium bowl, cream together butter and white sugar until smooth. Mix in 1/2 teaspoon almond extract. Mix in flour until dough comes together. Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Make a small hole in the center of each ball, using your thumb and finger, and fill the hole with preserves.
  • Bake for 14 to 18 minutes in preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Let cool 1 minute on the cookie sheet.
  • enjoy
So . . . where do you get dark sweet cherry jam??? Check this site for amazing cherry items - Cherry Republic! They sent me some of their cherry jam to review and it is amazing! They also sent me some of their White Chocolate Cherry Boomchunka Cookies . . . and they were an absolute delight!

As you make these cookie with your grandchildren, take a moment to look at their thumbprint. Talk with them about how their thumbprint is unique to them . . . nobody else has a thumbprint like theirs! They are a special creation of God and He loves them! Pray with your grandchild and thank God for creating them to be the unique person they are! 

1 comment:

  1. Thumbprint cookies are a favorite here!
    Instead of using nuts to roll on before cooking, we've used Grapenuts cereal and were WONDERFULLY SURPRISED with great flavor and texture.
    We've experimented with various jellies but will have to try you tempting Cherry jam. Cherry flavored everything is an absolute favorite in our house :)