Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies

It’s that time of the year again when we reach for our recipe books and recipe cards to find the most delectable Christmas cookies recipes and prepare them for our loved ones. This year, I am adding a few new-discovered recipes to my traditional cookie menu. These Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies are so silky and delicious and they just melt in your mouth. Fill them with your favorite jam and enjoy the sight and the taste!

Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies

Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies

[Printable recipe]


  • 1 cup (225 g) butter, softened
  • 3 oz (85 g) cream cheese
  • 1 cup (200 g)sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups (320 g) all-purpose flour
  • Jam (strawberry, raspberry – seedless, apricot, etc.)


  1. In a large bowl cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla. Add flour and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for about 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place two inches apart on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make a deep indentation in the center of each ball; fill with about 1/2 tsp jam. Bake at 350 F (180 C) for 10-12 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies

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12 thoughts on “Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies

  1. The Editor December 17, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Reblogged this on Recipe Reblog.

  2. Andrea | Cooking with a Wallflower December 17, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    I can’t wait to give this recipe a try. It sounds both delicious and simple.

  3. fromthefamilytable December 17, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    The close-up image of the cookies was so good that I swear I could smell them. A very Merry Christmas, Sibella, to you and your family.

  4. A Taste of Wintergreen December 18, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    These are so beautiful and absolutely perfect! A bakery could not do a nicer job than you have done.

  5. Bam's Kitchen December 19, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    I love cookies that just melt in your mouth. It would be very dangerous for me to make these and have them in the house unlocked. Wishing you and your family and very safe and happy holiday. BAM

  6. Karen December 25, 2013 at 10:02 am

    A simple cookie that is one of my husband’s favorites. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, I hope you have a wonderful day.

  7. Jasline @ Foodie Baker December 29, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Hi Sibella, the thumbprint cookies look delicious! I agree with Bobbi about leaving them unlocked at home, they will all go down my tummy! Merry belated Christmas and happy new year to you! :)

    • Sibella at January 7, 2014 at 11:25 am

      Hello Jasline, I am sorry to respond just now, but I guess better late than never. :) Happy New Year to you!!! I have to be better at visiting my favorite blogs and commenting. This is one of my goals for this year. It’s always good to hear from you. I will be visiting soon!

      • Jasline @ Foodie Baker January 7, 2014 at 9:42 pm

        Hi Sibella, same here to! I wish to visit blogs and comment more often :) Take care!

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