Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies

Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint cookies are made with rich cream cheese and butter cookie dough. Use raspberry, apricot, or strawberry jam in the cookie centers.
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  • Serves: 48 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Heat the oven to 350 F. Line baking sheet(s) with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  3. Step 3

    Beat the butter and cream cheese in a mixing bowl until light. Add the sugar and beat at medium speed until well blended. Beat in the vanilla.
  4. Step 4

    Add flour and baking soda; mix well.
  5. Step 5

    Fold in the chopped pecans; mix well; chill dough for 30 minutes.
  6. Step 6

    Shape the chilled dough into 1-inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheets.
  7. Step 7

    Make an indentation in the center of each ball with a thumb or finger. Fill each indentation with about 1 teaspoon of the preserves.
  8. Step 8

    Bake for 8 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove to cooling racks to cool completely. Makes about 4 to 5 dozen. Tips and Variations