Accidentally Cooking

Documenting my mistakes in the garden, kitchen and pantry

Cherry Thumbprint Cookies

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It’s a super-secret family recipe. Like, hush-hush, keep a lid on it, this message will self-destruct in 5 seconds kinds of secret. I’m posting it on this blog where anybody can see it, but I’m trusting you not to tell nobody. Responsibility, shifted.

Dana was making some sugar cookies and I was trying to get rid of some left-over cherry jam, when magic happened.

Oh, and we have this adorable xmas-themed serving plate, which we can only use at this time of year. Let’s take a picture so we can remember it the other 11 months of the year:




The “recipe” is quite a simple one: Make sugar cookie dough, roll it up into little cookie-sized balls, use your thumb to press it down and form a little cavity, and fill each one with a dollop of jam. We used cherry (my very first batch, from June 2012). Bake according to the directions and, if you’ve been a good boy or girl this year, have one (or several).

These cookies are easy to make and the results are extremely tasty. I’d like to try it with some other jams as well. Luckily, I have a few.


Author: Andrew Whitworth

I'm a software engineer from Philadelphia PA. Sometimes I like to go out to my garden, or step into my kitchen and make a really big mess of things.

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