Sunday, May 12, 2013

Nutty Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Nutty Jam Thumbprint Cookies ... Celebrate Mother's Day in a special way with these delicious nutty cookies. These thumbprint cookies are made with a soft cookie dough, formed into balls, rolled in nuts and filled with jam. Perfect to make any occasion special!

Happy Mother's Day!

Nutty Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Makes : 18 cookies

Ingredients :
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp.  vanilla essence
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup peanuts or any nuts, coarsely chopped
  • Strawberry jam, as required

Method :
  • Preheat oven to 350 F / 180 C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and creamy.
  • Add egg and vanilla essence, beat well until combined.
  • Add sifted flour and beat just until combined.
  • Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of mixture into peanuts. Roll into balls.
  • Place on baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches space between each cookie.
  • Press thumb or end of a wooden spoon into center of each cookie to make an indentation / well, do not press all the way to the cookie sheet.
  • Using a teaspoon, fill each indentation / well with little jam, being careful not to overfill.
  • Bake for 12 - 14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. 
  • Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely. 
Notes :
  • The dough will be quite soft. If it is too soft to make balls, refrigerate for few minutes until firm enough to handle.
  • Leave plenty of room between each unbaked cookie as they will spread out a bit as they bake.
  • Use your favorite nuts and jam for the coating and filling.
  • These cookies are good even without jam.
  • Jam filled cookies can be stored for a couple of days while the plain cookies for about a week.
Recipe adapted from : Cherry Nut Biscuits

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Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!


  1. really tempting cookies. nicely done.

  2. Yummilicious and crisp cookies :) Looks too good and delectable..

  3. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Bonitos e deliciosos.

    Bom domingo!
    Feliz Dia das Mães!


  5. Favourite type of cookie :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. Ambreen they look so cute and the plate looks like a greeting card love the idea:))

  7. these look delicious! i love the combination of nuts and jam!

  8. Those cookies are so pretty..

  9. G'day and YUM! I could go for some now!
    Cheers! Joanne
    What's On The List

  10. I love cookie with jam and your look perfect.

  11. I love cookies with jam and yours are calling my name to grab a few :)

  12. very cute looking cookies... love ur platter as well... :)

  13. Replies
    1. Thank you so much everyone for your sweet notes :)

  14. well presented dear.. will try it..

  15. Awesome cookies, sounds delicious :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  16. Happy Mother's day to you! These cookies are decadently gorgeous!

  17. The cookies are absolutely mouthwatering and Happy belayed Mother's Day to you too Ambreen!

  18. yum yum.. and the platter is So beautiful :) thanks for sharing!!

  19. Beautiful thumbprint cookies Ambreen. And belated Happy Mother's Day to you :)

  20. Very impressive cookies you have made Ambreen!

  21. Fabulous cookies Ambreen....lovely

  22. U have a lovely blog..
    First time here...Happy to follow u :)

  23. I love the recipes you have included in your blog they all look delicious.

    1. Thanks PT, Eric, Divya, Jehanne, Katerina, Khadija, easyfoodsmith, Familycook, Faseela :)

      Thanks Saranya for following :)

      Thank you Soha for your sweet words :)

  24. These really look delicious and they are so pretty too. Thanks for sharing them with us on foodie friday.

  25. Hi,
    I found your post on Foodie Friday. Your cookies look delicious. Hope you get the chance to check out my NY Cheesecake.

  26. Wishing you a peaceful Memorial Day Weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  27. Hi Ambreen,

    These are lovely and yummy looking. I would like to invite you to share your favorite projects/crafts/fashion/photography/recipes/humor/personal advice/blog tips and tricks at Pin It Monday Hop, It's a Pinterest Party (Link). Come over, have fun and get pinned. I hope to see you there.

    Pursuit of Functional Home


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Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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