Jewel Thumbprint Cookies – Christmas Baking Part 2

Each year my mom, sister, and I make several different Christmas cookies.  I always make sure that my favorite cookie is on our baking list.  The Jewel Thumbprint Cookies recipe that we use came from the December 2000 issue of Woman’s Day Specials Magazine on page 82.  It’s the Holiday Cookies issue.

Jewel Thumbprint Cookies 1


2 Cups All-Pupose Flour

1 Cup (2 Sticks) Unsalted Buttered – Softened

1/2 Cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar

2 Large Eggs

  • Separated

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1/8 Teaspoon Salt

1 1/2 Cups Finely Chopped Pecans

1/4 Cup Raspberry Jelly

1/4 Cup Another Flavor of Jelly

Jewel Thumbprint Cookies 2


1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a large bowl mix together the flour, butter, brown sugar, egg yolks, vanilla, and salt until well mixed.

3. In a small bowl mix the egg whites until foamy.  Put the chopped pecans in another small bowl.

4. Shape cookie dough into 1-inch balls. Roll each ball in the egg whites then in the chopped pecans.

5. Put each cookie dough ball on a baking sheet about 1-inch apart.  With a thumb, index finger or the tip of a spoon, make a depression in the middle of each cookie ball.

6. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and add about a 1/2 teaspoon of jelly into the depression of each cookie. Bake for another 6-10 minutes or until the cookies are lightly brown on the edges.

Several other cookies we made this year were (click on the picture for the recipe):

Caramel Pecan Sticky Bun Cookies


Chocolate Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies

Holiday No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Posted on December 31, 2012, in Cookies, Dessert, Holiday Food and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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