Thumbprint Tradition

When I first found out I was pregnant with a boy, my husband mentioned how much boys loved making me thumbprint cookies with their mama’s. On Christmas morning I remembered he said this and in a frantic hurry I threw together 3 dozen delicious as can be thumbprint cookies.

 Of course Atticus can’t bake just yet, so I wore him in our Snugli.


3/4 Cup Butter

1/2 Cup Sugar

2 Egg Yolks

1 3/4 Cups Flour

Preserves, Jam, Jelly or anything you can stick in the thumbprint

Get out your handy dandy Kitchen Aid and cream together the first three ingredients. Once mixed, gradually add in flour until a dough forms. Easy right, yup, really easy. You will also want to preheat your oven to 350 if you haven’t already.

Roll each cookie into a 1″ ball of yummyness and place on your greased cookie sheet.

With your thumb or other indentation making device slightly press down till you get a well in each cookie. fill this well with whatever filling you would like. I personally used apricot preserves from Michigan, Knotts Berry Farm raspberry jam and Dulce De Leche (it’s like a super rich caramel).

Bake for 8-12 minutes and voila!

About the author

Xza Louise Higgins is the founder of MommyCon, creator of The Mommy Dialogues, and punk rock mom to two year old Atticus in the great city of Chicago, IL. She is incredibly passionate about birth options, human rights, and promoting gentle parenting practices.

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  1. Gladys Mulligan -  December 28, 2012 - 10:54 pm

    These are the best I ever made plus easy to make. Melted in my mouth. Highly recommend:).

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