Thumbprint Cookies
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3 from 2 votes

Streusel-Topped Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint cookies are Christmas classics and I knew I wanted to add my own twist with streusel.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: streusel-topped cookies, thumbprint cookies
Servings: 28 cookies
Calories: 161kcal


Cookie Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup jam any flavor

Streusel Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter cold and chopped into small pieces


Cookie Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300 F.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, and egg yolks until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in vanilla, flour, and salt until just combined.
  • Place tablespoon-sized balls of dough onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment or a Silpat, two inches apart from each other.
  • Bake for five minutes.

Streusel Topping Instructions

  • Using your hands, mix all streusel topping ingredients together in a small bowl until it comes together and forms crumbs.
  • Remove cookies from the oven and use your thumb, or any preferred finger, to make an indentation in the center of each cookie.
  • Fill the indentations with jam and top the jam with the streusel topping.
  • Return to the oven and bake for another 15 minutes or until cookies are golden brown.
  • Place cookies on cooling rack to cool.


The thumbprint cookie recipe is slightly adapted from AllRecipes' Thumbprint Cookie I.


Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 32mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 4.7% | Vitamin C: 1.3% | Calcium: 1.3% | Iron: 3.4%