Raspberry Jam Thumbprint Cookies

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Simple and fun little biscuits that are ideal to make with kids. Why not try these out over the holidays.


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C (fan 160°C/gas mark 4). Line 2 large baking trays with non-stick baking parchment.

  2. Beat together the softened butter, sugar and vanilla until pale and fluffy.

  3. Add in the beaten egg and mix until combined before adding the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix together until a soft dough is formed.

  4. Roll the dough into small balls (approx. 3cm diameter) and place onto the baking trays, leaving a gap for the biscuits to spread in the oven. Gently press the centre of each biscuit with your thumb to create a hollow in the centre.

  5. Add approximately ½ tsp of jam to the centre of each biscuit or until the hollow is filled.

  6. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until very lightly coloured. Leave to cool before moving to a wire rack.

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  1. 5 star rating

    My 2 year old granddaughter enjoyed helping with the rolling and jam filling process. So easy and delicious !

  2. 5 star rating

    Had no butter so used half margarine and half coconut oil and turned out great! Also used silvanberry jam 😋

  3. 5 star rating

    Perfect! I used flora plant based butter and half caster, half soft brown sugar. Almond extract instead of vanilla. Turned out perfect. No need to chill. Took 15 mins to bake .

  4. 4 star rating

    Love this recipe it is so delicious bit I didn't hold its shape and it was a bit sticky so I recommend chilling the do in the fridge for 10 mins for a better result😋🍪but a great treat for the kids 🍪😋

  5. 5 star rating

    I keep making these as they are always a success.
    No problem with shaping into a ball at all .

  6. 5 star rating

    Amazing taste and super easy to make!!!!

  7. 4 star rating

    Did not hold the shape, i guess warm weather, and hot kitchen did not help... Will put the mix to the fridge for an hour next time. Kids loved helping with it.

  8. 3 star rating

    Cookies spread and the thumbprint shape did not stay. Butter may have been too soft - I chilled the second batch before baking and they held shape much better.

  9. 5 star rating

    I just finished making this and it’s yummy. Instead of sugar I used Swerve alternative sugar and made home made raspberry jelly, I also added a dash of cinnamon. Delicious!

  10. 5 star rating

    Delicious 😋

  11. 5 star rating

    Delicious best biscuits 🍪 super easy and fun activity for lockdown definitely make these again ❤️😀😀

  12. 5 star rating

    Delicious and easy Peasy to make....

  13. 5 star rating

    Quick and easy recei love them

  14. 5 star rating

    Nice one

  15. 5 star rating

    Great recipe for beginners and to do with children. A good base, decent for any shape, or to have them plain, or just add some dried fruits and oats to the mix and make them nice filling snacks. Overall.. quick and really tasty and versatile. 5*****

  16. 3 star rating

    Good but spread a bit too much

  17. 5 star rating

    Cracker recipe. An absolute hoot with the fam.

  18. 4 star rating

    Love them I also tried Nutella! They taste amazing

  19. 5 star rating

    Perfect, kids and adults loved these. Simple to make with kids, no fancy ingredients and turns out just like the pictures!

  20. 4 star rating

    i have made these four times now and have put biscoff spread ,jam ,lemon curd, and fudge. They are so quick to make and they are great tasting.They don't take long which is great if you want to knock up a batch. Well worth making

  21. 5 star rating

    I'm going to try making these tomorrow!
    I love making different cookies so that's why I already gave it 5 stars!
    I'll come and say how it went.😅

  22. 5 star rating

    Absolutely delicious.....my family just loved them.

  23. 5 star rating

    They were so delicious

  24. 2 star rating

    Very sticky dough
    Hard to roll into balls
    Tasted delicious though

  25. 5 star rating

    I love baking these delicious thumbprints. I seem to be baking them now at least twice a week as they are a favourite with my husband. Thank you

  26. 5 star rating

    So easy to make. Super tasty the whole family loved them. Making again today but flavouring the biscuit wit lemon zest and filling with lemon curd.

  27. 5 star rating

    I made these today i used alomond extract instead of vanilla my biscuits were delicious as soon as they were cool my husband made a cup of tea he could'nt wait to try an alomond apricot biscuit he was very impressed with them since the lockdown i have been Baking more

  28. 5 star rating

    Absolutely delicious a hit with the family.

  29. 4 star rating

    Very Good To Bake. Tasty. Quite Easy. When Cooked they lost their shape a bit. All Liked Eating Thumbprint Cookies. We Used Strawberry Jam and Nutella Chocolate Spread. Amazing! We'll Cook It Again. Thank You Baking Mad.

  30. 5 star rating

    It was a struggle to make because the other 2 bakers were more of a hinderance. Therefore it was more like baby sitting then baking but all in all they tasted delicious

  31. 5 star rating

    Love these cookies very much 😊👍

  32. 3 star rating

    I like these a lot

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  34. 5 star rating

    Loved making these with my mum when young and brought great memories back
    I put them a bit too close so have got batch cakes but still delicious

  35. 5 star rating

    Brilliant, can’t stop making these for my family they are gorgeous

  36. 5 star rating

    I loved making these for my family They loved them

  37. 4 star rating

    Easy and fun to make with a young child. Tasted great but spread out a lot so lost their shape a bit.

  38. 5 star rating

    Had good fun making these with my Grand Daughter During Storm Dennis. Great easy recipe to make with youngsters and very tasty too. Planning to bake again with my other two Grandchildren.

  39. 5 star rating

    These are so easy to make, and they taste absolutely delicious. I used raspberry jam in half and then the other half I used apricot jam. They are amazing and certainly went down a treat with everyone at work.

  40. 5 star rating

    We make these but put Nutella in the middle instead of jam absolutely gorgeous and cheap to make

  41. 5 star rating

    Lovely easy recipe I made half With jam the other with lemon curd delicious will definitely be making again thanku baking mad

  42. 5 star rating

    These are so easy and my 15yr old teenager still loves making them. We prefer them a smaller and get around 60 (a bit less jam in each too).
    This is a great for children as they love squishing out the middle for the jam, (chocolate spread works too). A firm favourite in our house. Perfect for a munch or to pass a rainy morning with treats for afternoon.

  43. 5 star rating

    I made these and instead of putting vanilla extract I put lemon oil in and instead of jam used homemade lemon curd, husband was in raptures, so I think they were a hit.

  44. 5 star rating

    These were easy to make and tasted delicious.
    I added a dribble of water to the jam to stop it boiling over and burning. (When I used to make jam tarts my jam would burn so started added water and no longer had problems.)

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