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Strawberry Thumbprint Shortbread Cookies #TasteCreations

December Taste Creations is here and we are sharing cookies with you this month!  Can you ever have enough cookies?  Here's how to make the very best Strawberry Thumbprint Shortbread Cookies!

Shortbread is just a simple cookie from Scotland made with this combination: 1 part sugar, to 2 parts butter and 3 parts flour.  The cookie is buttery and delicious, perfect with your cup of hot chocolate or eggnog for holiday cheer.  Traditionally the cookies are somewhat small.

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Here's how to make these delicious Strawberry Thumbprint Shortbread Cookies!

Yield: 24
Author: Terri Steffes
Strawberry Jam Thumbprint Shortbread Cookies

Strawberry Jam Thumbprint Shortbread Cookies

A delicious buttery cookie filled with your favorite jam.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 12 MinTotal time: 17 Min


  • 1 cup unsalted Kerrygold butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c strawberry jam


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Beat butter and sugar.
  3. Add in flour, 1/2 c at a time and beat thoroughly.
  4. Chill dough for 15 minutes before using to firm up the butter.
  5. Scoop 1 T of dough onto a cookie sheet prepared with a silicone liner or spread with butter.
  6. Using a spoon or your thumb, press the cookie dough to make an indentation.
  7. Fill the indentation with jam.
  8. Bake 10-12 minutes or until bottom is golden brown.
  9. Rest on pan for one minute, then remove to a cookie rack to cool completely.



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  1. They look pretty!

  2. I absolutely LOVE jam thumbprint cookies! There's just something about how the jam bakes into a slightly chewy filling that I can't get enough of. And yet I never make them my myself. I definitely need to change that this Christmas!


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