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Recipe | Walnut Thumbprint Cookies


welcome back to the blog. today I thought it would be fun to wrap up this month by sharing a flavorful walnut thumbprint cookie! I find this recipe so simple and easy to make -- it only has 6 ingredients! the nutty cookie and the fruity filling brings the best of both worlds to the table and everyon loves them.m

what you'll need

Salted Butter

250 g @ room temp 

powdered sugar

150 g



4 large handfuls


Jam / Fruit Preserve

how to make it

step 1.

place four large handfuls of walnuts in a food processor and run it until they become fine. dump the walnuts into a bowl with your butter, powdered sugar, and eggs. 

step 2. 

start mixing with your hands and start adding in a cup of flour. do this, 1 cup at a time, folding it into your mixture until the dough stops sticking to your bowl. 

step 3. 

preheat oven to 350 degrees and line your baking pans with parchment paper.

step 4. 

it's time to formulate the dough into little balls and place a "thumbprint" in them. to do this, I grab a small amount of dough (depending on how big I want my cookies to be) and roll it in between the palms of my hand.

step 5. 

to make the "thumbprint," I use a 1/2 teaspoon measuring spoon and press it into the center of my dough ball. 

step. 6 

fill your little thumbprints with jam! any jam will do -- strawberry, marionberry, cherry, apricot, raspberry and blackberry are some of my favorites, but you can get creative. I love using nutella, apply jelly, and lemon curd as fillings as well. 

step 7.

place them in oven and bake for 15 - 25 mins. I like my cookies to be on the softer side, so I typically take them out around 18 minutes. if you like a crispier cookie, you can leave them in the oven until the cookie part gets a little more golden brown. 

step. 8 

take out of oven and place on cooling rack. 

 *a few notes

ꕥ when serving, sprinkle a little more powdered sugar on top!  

ꕥ this recipe will yield about 30 - 40 cookies, depending on how big your dough balls are. I usually double the ingredients for a bigger batch of 60-80 cookies for gatherings.

ꕥ when making bigger cookies, you can play around with the shape of the "thumbprints" -- think hearts, stars, clovers, etc.

ꕥ they go great with a cup of coffee ;)

and there you have it! 

a super simple recipe that will have everyone reaching for more! until next time. xoxo

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