Thursday, August 23, 2012

Strawberry Jam Thumprint Cookies {Recipe}

Before summer comes to an end I thought I would share one of my favorite summer cookie recipes with you guys. The base of it reminds me of a delicious shortbread cookie, paired with the toasted coconut flakes and a smidgen of your favorite jam and it's absolutely delightful!

3/4 pound (3 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

In two separate bowls combine:
1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash
7 ounces sweetened flaked coconut

Strawberry jam or your favorite jam

Mix the dough until it forms a ball. Scoop up some dough with a tablespoon sized cookie scoop and place the ball in the egg wash.

Once the dough is coated with the egg wash drop it into the bowl of coconut and roll it around to coat evenly.

Place it on the parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

Then gently press your thump into the center of the cookie making sure you create a deep well.

Then take a spoon (I have found a baby spoon is the perfect size for this recipe) and drop some jelly in the well.

Bake them at 350 for about 20-25 minutes or until the coconut turns golden brown. Let them cool on the cookie sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. Once they firm up they are ready to serve.



  1. I'll be right over! Love, Nonnie

  2. AH! I need these like RIGHT. NOW.
    Totally making these this weekend! Just need to go buy some coconut:)
    Hope your Thursday with your babies is good!!!

    1. Yet another reason why our husbands need to be on staff together! I wish you could come over and eat some with me RIGHT.NOW! love ya!

  3. These look delicious! I am going to have to try this recipe out soon. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Super delicious looking! Might be just the recipe for an upcoming baby shower I am attending:) Thanks.

  5. These look awesome, Robyn! Can't wait to try them!

  6. You had me at toasted coconut. Definitely making these.

  7. Whats the yield on this recipe? If its listed, I'm blind!

  8. My ultimate favorite cookies for the holidays. Why wait?

  9. Amazing! These just came out of the oven and are so delish!!! Would be awesome for a shower!

  10. Wow, these thumbdrop-sized treats seem to pack a wallop!
    Not including the jam, and with some lee-way as to 'what' brand/kind of each ingredients used, taking the butter to equal 1 1/2 cups, it packs out a whopping 5152 calories!
    Now if that makes 36 cookies, that's 143 calories, and if four dozen (48), it lowers it down to about 107 (and 1/3) calories.
    Now take into account that this is WITHOUT the nummy jam's calories, so that might swing your choice one way or another.
    Definitely looks awesome! Just, might want to take a bit longer walk afterwards...

    Thanks a BUNCH for the recipe! Energy issues aside, they look scrumptious!

    1. *and the calorie count was taken from the Lose It! website, which might sway one way or the other, I don't know.