A Humble Little Thumbprint

Helloooo eaters!

M’gosh, it’s been a day. Well, not really.

Most of the day was lovely. I wasn’t rushed or overly busy. I spent plenty of time playing in the gym and the ceramics studio.

But tonight was a doozy.

I had an hour-long job interview where I was grilled by 10 of my co-workers. It went about as well as it could, with only a couple of surprises.

As in, “Surprise, I’m watching everything you write online and taking notes.”

But even without this little hiccup, an hour-long job interview is stressful. So stressful, that all I could think about when I got done was a glass of wine and a cookie.

Wine? Check. Cookies?

Buttery Thumbprint Cookies

1 c + 2 T whole wheat pastry flour

½ t baking powder

1 dash salt

½ c butter, softened

1/3 c sugar

1 egg

2 T milk

1 T vanilla

1 T apple cider vinegar

~1/4 c jam

pomegranate arils and/or carob chips, optional

Preheat the oven to 350.

In one bowl mix together flour, salt, and baking powder. In another bowl mix together butter, sugar, egg, milk, vanilla, and vinegar. Then mix the two mixtures together.

Scoop out a little less then 2 T worth of dough and roll into a ball. Place that on a cookie sheet and make an indention with your thumb.

Note — It’s best to cut your fingernails before doing this.

Another note — Make the indentions as big as you want. The bigger the indention, the more jammy goodness. In hindsight, I would have made bigger indentions.

Fill each indention with a small spoonful of whatever kind of jam you want (I used blackberry). Then, if you’re feeling frisky like I was, put a little surprise in the middle.

For half, I put in a carob chip.

For the other half, I put in a pomegranate aril.

Then I baked them for 18-20 minutes.

After a little time cooling, these cute little cookies were more then ready for eating.

The cookie itself is crumbly and buttery, which is more then a little reminiscent of pie crust.

And while some eaters may baulk at this and call these cookies a crumbly flop, I say just think of these jammy little gems as bite-sized pies.

But really, whatever way you stack them, they are delicious.

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, the carob chip centers were the clear winners. The earthiness of the carob played so well off the sweet jam and buttery cookie.

I was full of festive bliss from these cookies all night last night. And I’m full of loosening stress knots enjoyment tonight from them.

What more could you ask for from a humble little thumbprint cookie?

Your turn:

What’s your jam flavor of choice?

What kind of Christmas cookie would you like to see next?

G’night eaters!


  1. Katelyn says:

    An HOUR LONG. ?? d00d, yous a trooper.

  2. zoe says:

    pretty cookies, pretty lady :) !

  3. survivingcandyland says:

    Those cookies look so dank. Definitely makes up for a long ass interview. How about you share a glass of wine with me? I need one right about now…yes at 8 am. It is going to be a long day.

  4. Wine and cookies?! Sign me up!!! those look good! My favorites were always those peanut butter ones with the hershey kiss!

  5. Lavinia says:

    Those cookies look delicious!
    What’s your jam flavor of choice? – berries
    What kind of Christmas cookie would you like to see next? – ginger bread


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