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5 from 8 votes

Thumbprint Heart Cookies

I am a sucker for all things heart-shaped, and have fallen head over heels for these yummy Thumbprint Heart Cookies, filled with your favourite jam! These cookies deserve two BIG thumbs up!

Course Baking, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Author Fraîche


Original Thumbprint Cookies

  • 3/4 cup butter (or vegan butter) (softened)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg*
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup jam of choice (we used raspberry)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. With an electric mixer, cream together the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla and continue mixing until fully incorporated. Add in the flour and salt and continue blending until combined.

  3. Shape the dough into 1" balls. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet 1 1/2 inches apart and gently press your thumb in the centre twice, to form a heart indent (this is where the jam will be placed). Bake for 12-15 minutes. Remove from the oven, transfer to a cooling rack and let cool before filling the centres with around a teaspoon of your favourite jam.

Recipe Notes

*to make vegan, substitute the egg for 1 tablespoon ground flax and 2 tablespoons water, mixed together.