Jam Thumbprint Cookies (with Coconut)

I think we all have some sort of childhood memory of making thumbprint cookies. They are definitely an all American cookie classic. And why not? They are perfectly charming, delicious, and easy to make. Here I used my favorite all purpose shortbread cookie dough rolled into balls (though you could use sugar cookie dough, if you prefer). I dipped each ball into an egg wash (one egg beaten with a small splash of cream), and rolled them in sweetened shredded coconut. I then made a finger (or thumb) print indentation into each one, and filled them with a half of a teaspoon or so of raspberry jam and orange marmalade (though any jam or jelly you have on hand would be equally delicious: strawberry, blackberry, apricot, fig, grape, etc.). I finished them off by baking the cookies in a 350° oven until the coconut was a beautiful golden brown. Buttery shortbread, sweet jam, and toasted coconut, I mean, what more could a person want? Right? These cookies are perfect with tea or coffee, and make an easy addition to any holiday cookie exchange. I know I love them, and I think you will too. Enjoy!

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3 responses to “Jam Thumbprint Cookies (with Coconut)

  1. These thumbprint cookies look far better than the ones I grew up with. They look more like the ones I ate at other people’s houses so thank you for linking this with me and sharing the best way to make these little gems!

  2. Nice add with the coconut…makes a simple cookie grand! Love it:)

  3. Jessafur

    Oooo. These look SO good. My mom always made jam thumbprints when I was a kid but I have never attempted! You have inspired me! **I like the addition of coconut too!

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