plate of easy thumbprint cookies stacked together

Easy Thumbprint Cookies

These Easy Thumbprint Cookies made with Black Cherry Hero Fruit Spread are the perfect holiday cookies!  Great to bake with kids and totally giftable.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies, cookies with jam, thumbprint cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 109kcal
Author Emily Grace


  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Black Cherry Hero Fruit Spread
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat, set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and baking soda.  
  • With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter, sugar, and salt until creamy.
  • Beat in egg yolk, honey, and extracts until smooth.  Scrape the sides of the bowl as needed to incorporate mixture evenly.
  • With mixer on low, beat in flour mixture until smooth.
  • Using a 1-Tbsp cookie scoop, scoop the dough and roll into balls.
  • Arrange the balls of dough on the prepared baking sheet at least 2 inches apart.
  • With floured finger or rounded end of a spoon, make an indentation in the center of each ball.
  • Fill each indentation with 1/2 tsp fruit spread or jam.  
  • Bake for 10 minutes, or until just golden brown around the bottom edges.
  • Let the cookies cool on a the cookie sheet for five minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Sift powdered sugar over cooled cookies if desired.


Cookies can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to one month.


Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 23mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.4mg