Jelly-Filled Thumbprint Cookies

Jelly-Filled Thumbprint Cookies

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total: 30 min
  • Serving: Makes 2 dozen cookies

These cookies are filled with your favorite jelly and make great holiday treats.


  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts
  • Jelly, any flavor


  1. Mix together brown sugar, shortening, butter, vanilla and egg yolk. Add flour and salt.
  2. Form dough into rolled balls, dip into egg white and then roll into nuts.
  3. Insert thumbprint onto each dough ball after placing them onto prepared cookie sheet.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Immediately fill centers with jelly while they are still warm out of the oven.

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