Jam Thumbprints

Photo by  David Prince
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  • Makes 42
  • Total Time



  1. Roll the basic sugar cookie dough into tablespoon-size balls and place on baking sheets (do not substitute slice-and-bake dough).
  2. Make a well in each ball with your thumb. Fill the wells with a total of 1⁄3 cup apricot jam or raspberry jam.
  3. Bake at 350° F on parchment-lined baking sheets until just beginning to brown, 15 to 18 minutes.
  4. Cool slightly on baking sheets, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.