Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies, My Version

Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies, My Version Recipe

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Megan Stewart


I always try recipes the way they are written when I make them for the first time. This was, while good, not the way I wanted the cookies. Therefore, this version is what I altered to make them my own, and YUM! Frosting is SOOOOO GOOD!


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  • 1 c
    melted margarine
  • 1 c
  • 2
    eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 c
    strawberry jelly
  • 2 tsp
    strawberry extract
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans (or sundae mix of pecans and peanuts)
  • 3 c
    flour, packed down when you measure

  • ·
    powdered sugar
  • ·
  • ·
    strawberry extract

How to Make Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies, My Version


  1. Mix butter and sugar, add powder, soda and extract and allow to cool enough that you can add the eggs without them scrambling (cooking). Add eggs, mix all together well. Add nuts, mix. Add flour a cup at a time, mix after each. This dough is pretty thick. I refrigerated it overnight. It made it much more manageable.
  2. Oven to 375 degrees. Use a soup spoon from your silverware drawer to pull up bits of dough. The dough does not spread when you bake it, so the size you make is the size the cookies will be. Put them on parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Push your thumb down pretty far, but not all the way through the cookie. It is okay if they crack a little, just not split in pieces. If they do, roll them around a bit and try again. Bake 10-12 min. They will feel a little puffy, but they are done by that point. Cool on cookie sheets a few minutes to firm, then remove to cool completely.
    Put some powdered sugar in a bowl. Add a splash of strawberry extract (or you could use vanilla or almond extract). Add a splash of milk, mix. Add more powdered sugar or milk as needed to make a texture you can spoon into the thumbprints. If you want to put food coloring into this to make a pretty color, go for it.

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About Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies, My Version

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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