Glazed Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookie Recipe by Cashmere & Cocktails

Thumbprint cookies are so underrated. They’re easy to make, super tasty and highly addictive. They’re also a nice cookie to bake with your kids considering how fun the smooshing part of the process is. I used this Strawberry Champagne Jam for the center but any jam you have on hand will do. No joke, I could eat a dozen of these on my own. So if you’re anything like me and like yourself a good thumbprint cookie, you may want to double up on the recipe. The cookies freeze really well too in case you want to store them for a later date (which I never do, because they get eaten way too quickly).

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Thumbprint Cookie Recipe by Cashmere & CocktailsThumbprint Cookie Recipe by Cashmere & CocktailsThumbprint Cookie Recipe by Cashmere & Cocktails

Here’s what you’ll need:

For the cookie dough:

  • ¾ cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp pure almond extract
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup jam

For the glaze:

  • ¼ cup butter, room temperature
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp of milk

Here’s what you’ll do:

  1. Preheat oven to 375° Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine butter, sugar and almond extract. Beat with an electric mixer until fluffy.
  3. Add cornstarch and mix until combined.
  4. Add flour and mix until combined.
  5. Scoop roughly 1 Tbsp of the dough at a time and roll into balls, placing them on prepared baking pan. Gently press your thumb into each ball about half way deep.
  6. Spoon ½ tsp of jam into each thumbprint.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  8. For the glaze, combine butter, cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar in a mixing bowl. Add milk 1 Tbsp at a time, beating with an electric mixer until desired consistency is achieved.
  9. Once the cookies have completely cooled, drizzle glaze over each.
  10. Enjoy!

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