Sugarplum Thumbprint Cookies

Adapted from Ina Garten’s Thumbprint Cookies

After seeing that Stonewall Kitchens had a Sugarplum jam, I knew I had to make something special for Christmas. Ina’s thumbprints are so buttery, they play off of the preserves or jam well. I also sprinkled some sparkling sugar on top to make them even more like sugar plums. I haven’t really perfected these yet. I’m not sure what they need to look extra pretty yet, but they certainly taste good! I know some people roll thumbprints in coconut or nuts. I’m going to keep experimenting and when I find the right thing, I’ll let you know!

Sugarplum Thumbprint Cookies

Recipe by greatestfeastsDifficulty: Easy


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Buttery cookie with sugarplum jam and sparkling sugar


  • 1 1/2 cup Butter (3 sticks), softened

  • 1 cup Sugar

  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract

  • 3 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour

  • 1/4 tsp Salt

  • Sugarplum jam (Stonewall Kitchens)

  • Sparkling Sugar


  • In a stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar until just combined and add vanilla.
  • Add flour and salt and mix until combined and dough forms.
  • Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Roll dough into balls and place on parchment lined baking sheet. Using your thumb, make a small indent into each cookie. Fill indent with 1/2 tsp of sugarplum jam. Lightly sprinkle with sparkling sugar.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until light golden brown.

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