White Chocolate and Jam Thumbprint Cookies

These cookies just make me happy!! Dainty, pretty and just the right amount of sweetness make these White Chocolate and Jam Thumbprint cookies irresistibly delicious!!

I have always loved any kind of cookies with jam in them, and recently Foodlyn sent me some delicious jams to try!  Getting packages from Foodlyn always makes it feel like it’s my birthday, and this time I received some amazing jams to sample from Jamnation Jams!! I decided to create these amazing cookies that highlighted their delicious and unique flavors.  You can buy them directly at foodlyn.com and feel good about purchasing with a purpose, because Foodlyn donates 25% of their profits to community-based non-profit groups fighting to eradicate hunger in the United States!!  Pretty cool, huh?  You can, of course, make these with any of your favorite flavored jams, as well.  Just make sure that they are thick enough to stand up to your oven 🙂

As always, wonderful ingredients make for the best results!

Beautiful jam and this gorgeous spoon from Flynn and GraceThe dough isn’t too sweet, so I added white chocolate chips for some crunch and added sweetness!

After the dough is chilled, roll it into balls and form a well with your finger so you can add the jam.

Fill the dough with 1/2 teaspoon jam, so it just comes to the top.

Bake the cookies until the edges are slightly brown.

When the cookies are cool, sprinkle them with confectioners sugar.

I thought this was just a cool picture 🙂

They are so pretty just like this, but after tasting them, I felt like they needed some extra sweetness.

I drizzled some melted white chocolate on top of the confectioners sugar! Aren’t they pretty??

How yummy do these look?

White Chocolate and Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Makes: 22 cookies Prep time: 1 hour including chilling Bake time: 17-20 minutes


1 cup room temperature, unsalted butter

1/2 cup confectioners sugar, plus more for dusting

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract, ( I only use Nielsen Massey )

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup white chocolate chips, plus another 1/2 cup for drizzling

2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 cup of your favorite preserves


1/2 cup white chocolate chips, melted for drizzling


Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone mat.

In your stand mixer, beat the butter and confectioners sugar until smooth and creamy.

Add the vanilla and salt.

Slowly add in the flour and mix until just combined.

Hand stir in the chocolate chips until well incorporated.

Chill the dough for about 30 minutes.  Preheat your oven to 325 degrees in the last 10 minutes of the dough chilling .

Scoop about a tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball.

Gently make a well in the center of the ball of dough. Be careful not to poke a hole through to the bottom of the dough.

Place the balls on your prepared baking sheet. I put 3 across and 6 down, with 4 remaining for another sheet.

Fill each well of the dough with 1/2 teaspoon of the jam.

Bake for 7 minutes then rotate the pan.

Bake for another 7 to 9 minutes, or until they are just slightly golden brown around the edges.

Cool completely before dusting with as much powdered sugar as you like.

Melt the other 1/2 cup white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for about 25 to 30 seconds.

Drizzle the melted white chocolate over the top of the confectioners sugar.

Store in an airtight container for a few days, then freeze any leftovers.

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