Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies are a soft, buttery melt-in-your-mouth cookie topped with sweet strawberry jam! Classicthumbprint cookies with jam are made easy with pantry ingredients & taste delicious!
Prep: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar on medium-high speed with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. This should take about 2-3 minutes. Then, add in and beat the egg yolks and the vanilla extract.
Next, add the flour and salt. Mix together until incorporated and the dough comes together into a ball. If desired, chill the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes (this is optional).
Shaping: Proceed to form the dough into1-inch-sized balls that are perfectly round and then place them onto the prepared baking sheet. Using the backside of a ½ teaspoon measuring spoon, press an indent into the center of the cookies to create a crater.
Bake & Filling: Place the cookie sheet into the preheated oven and bake for 8-10 minutes.
Remove the baking sheet from the oven and if the indents look shallow, press them in again. Then, fill each indentation with a spoon full of strawberry jam.
Continue to bake in the oven for an additional 3-4 minutes or until the jam has melted slightly and the edges of the cookies are lightly golden in color. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies make a fantastic treat to share at any holiday gathering or for a cookie exchange . These thumbprint cookies with jam are simple and delicious treats that do not disappoint.