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Thumbprint Cookies

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 8 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 8 ingredients

Thumbprint cookies are quite deceiving. They look fancy, and yet they are completely easy to make. The best part about them is how adaptable they are based on the filling you choose. We find...


  • 1 ½ sticks room temperature butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • pinch teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup ‘no sugar added’ jam (your favorite fruit)

Nutrition Facts


325 cals


12 g

Saturated Fat

7 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

3 g


53 g


29 g


2 g


3 g


39 mg


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or use a hand mixer), cream butter and sugar together. It should look fluffy and take about 5 minutes. Add the vanilla.
  3. In a separate medium bowl, stir together whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, salt and baking powder. Turn the mixer on low speed and gradually add the flour to the butter mixture. Mix just until the flours are incorporated.
  4. Portion the dough using a tablespoon measuring spoon into 1 ¼ inch balls. Place on a baking sheet. Press in with thumb and fill with a teaspoon of desired jam.
  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Let cool and serve.

Chef Tips

For higher fiber use wholewheat pastry flour. Always eat sweet treats like this in moderation!

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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