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Easy Shortcut Jam Thumbprints

Easy Shortcut Jam ThumbprintsThumbprints are made easy by starting with refrigerated cookie dough. A slight thumbprint is placed in the middle of the unbaked cookie to be filled with your favorite flavor of jam. It's the perfect shortcut recipe for the beloved holiday cookie.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/3 cups (about 1/3 tub) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Sugar Cookie Tub Dough, slightly softened
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons raspberry, strawberry or apricot jam

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF (160ºC).
  2. Combine cookie dough and flour in medium mixing bowl. Roll dough into 18, 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Press thumb into tops to make deep depression. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Fill each depression with 1/4 teaspoon jam.
  3. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes 1 1/2 dozen cookies.


  • Dough can be made in advance, shaped into cookies and refrigerated until ready for baking.
  • Jam Thumbprint can be topped with a fresh raspberry for an extra decorative finish.
  • Create three types of Christmas cookies from just one tub of NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Sugar Cookie Tub Dough. Make this recipe along with two other 12 Days of Christmas Cookies recipes.
  • Recipe can easily be doubled or tripled for a larger batch.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/18 of recipe): Calories: 100 Calories from Fat: 35 Total Fat: 3.5 g Saturated Fat: 1.5 g Cholesterol: 5 mg Sodium: 65 mg Carbohydrates: 16 g Dietary Fiber: 0 g Sugars: 8 g Protein: 1 g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.