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Apricot Thumbprint Cookies

Apricot Thumbprint Cookies

Course Desserts, Kid Friendly, Party Perfect, Seasonal
Cuisine American
Keyword almonds, apricot, baking, butter, christmas, cookies, holiday baking, jam, jam cookie, recipe, shortbread, sugar
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 48 cookies


  • 2 cups Prairie Farms butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped almonds
  • 3/4 cup apricot jam Raspberry or other jams may be substituted
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  • In a mixing bowl, beat together butter, sugar, brown sugar, salt, almond extract and chopped almonds until blended.
  • Slowly add flour, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing until combined.
  • With lightly floured hands, roll small balls of dough and place on cookie sheet, leaving a little space between each.
  • With the back of a spoon or your thumb, press into center of each cookie to make a well. Add a small spoonful of apricot jam, or any other favorite preserve into the center of each cookie.
  • Bake for approximately 10 minutes. Do not overcook. Cool completely on a wire rack. Optional: Sprinkle with powdered sugar before just before serving.