Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies


Merry Christmas everyone!

Aren’t these cookies so pretty? They are perfect for Christmas. My sister, Kamber, sent a photo of thumbprint cookies she made in our group text and I couldn’t get them out of my head so I had to make some. I’ve been her copycat lately with challah bread, pretzel bread, thumbprint cookies, I’m sure there will be more.

It feels good to have all of our holiday shopping done and to just relax. Unfortunately, Ceth doesn’t have any work off but at least we have the weekend! My plan? Make these cookies again, watch a netflix show, and go to sleep early. And Calvin will sleep all night. Jk- that’s literally never happened in his life. 16 months and we still wake up 3 to 5 times a night.. we’re so tired. haha. One day it will happen, I can feel it. What I love though about doing this blog is that I have all of these “mom” recipes that I’m saving as my favorite go-to’s and I get to discover more all the time.

My mom definition is quick, easy, and delicious. It makes me excited for the next day to be able to try something new or make something yummy so Ceth gets excited to come home. I love when he comes home and smells something yummy and he’s so happy to be home. Plus, Calvin and I bond over our little baking and cooking time. I think he loves it just as much as I do! I swear- I’m going to get pictures of our new house to put in here. It’ll come one of these blog post days.




This time Calvin actually didn’t help with these. I whipped these up in literally, like, five minutes they were so easy. Ceth was home and they were playing so I made these while they had fun. I love thumbprint cookies and I love raspberry jam- especially in these. Make sure to not overbake them- they are so good soft.


Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) of softened butter (not melted- softened to room temp.)
  • 3/4th cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (or almond, whatever you have)
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • around 1/2 cup of raspberry jam, or other fruit jam
  1. In your mixer put your butter and powdered sugar in and mix until fluffy. Add your extract, salt and flour and mix until incorporated.
  2. Roll into ball and gently press your thumb in the middle to make a well in the center.
  3. Fill holes with jam.
  4. Bake at 325 for 15-17 minutes.


Adapted from Chew Out Loud


I hope everyone gets to spend ample time with family (I’m missing mine from afar, thank you Skype!) and gets a chance to make these cookies to get everyone even more in the holiday spirit. I’m sure everyone will thank you.

P.S. the cookie dough- dang good.



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