Thumb Print Cookies / Jam Drops

22 Responses

  1. aipi says:

    So cute and irresistible!

    US Masala

  2. Prathibha says:

    Lovely cookies..looks superb

  3. yummy cookies, with the colourful centre its just right for a kids bday party menu

  4. Hema says:

    looks delicious.. my son would love these!

  5. Pari says:

    Wow. cookies look superb.
    FOODELICIOUS

  6. Priya says:

    Pretty looking cookies…feel like munching some..

  7. Cookies with thumb-print looks so delicious and cute.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

  8. Pretty and irresistible cookies..nice recipe dear enthayayulm try cheyyum..

  9. Jennifurla says:

    They came out perfect, Ihave yet to make these little gems.

  10. Swathi says:

    Thumb print cookies looks cute and delicious.

  11. Vidhya says:

    Has never made this.Your cookies look so cute and delicious.Thanks for your detailed post I think I am ready to try this.:)

  12. Manju says:

    yay, you posted this. Doesnt look that bad tto 🙂

  13. Anonymous says:

    Your blog is just awesome! I tried this thumb cookies..exact same recipe step by step…but mine got just completely flatened out in shape…any idea what went wrong?

  14. Yummy Team says:

    Anonymous,

    Sorry that it didn’t turn out good. Did you over-mix or over-bake the dough and did you use softened butter(room temperature) for this recipe? Over-mixing the dough will melt the butter even if you have started with softened butter. My guess is you might have creamed the butter/sugar too long. If the butter is melted (or too soft), then the cookies may go flat. If you have done these correctly for this recipe, then I am not sure why it happened  . However I did some search and found some useful tips for you :
    Soften the butter naturally and not in a microwave otherwise the cookies may flatten. You can replace the butter with shortening (but using butter will yield a tastier cookie) – cookies made with butter spread faster because it melts more quickly than shortening does.

    Try to mix the dough with your hands instead of spoon and spatula.

    You could try adding little extra flour which will keep the cookies from spreading a lot.

    Using parchment paper would also be a good idea. Avoid greasing your cookie sheet or parchment paper, the additional grease encourages spreading.

    Do not skip the chilling part – Cold dough won’t spread as quickly. Chilling the dough, even for half an hour, produces thick cookies that are chewy on the inside and crispy on the outside. After filling the cookies with jam, you can put the whole cookie sheet in the refrigerator or freezer for about 10 minutes.

    Finally, start baking in a hot oven (in this case, 375 F) so that the outside is baked quickly. After the outside of the cookie has set, then lower the oven temp (to about 325 F) to finish baking the inside of the cookie. It should take about 8 minutes in a hot oven to set the outside of the cookie.

    Hope that your cookies will come out well next time. Good luck!

  15. Anonymous says:

    Thanks a lot for the response. I really appreciate your time and effort in replying. I think my butter was overmelted. I did not microwave it because I knew that would result in flat cookies but I think I left the butter stick outside for too long and ended up with “over soft” butter. Anyway, I am not ready to give up. Giving it one more try this weekend and will let you know how it turns out to be. I will be careful with the butter and over-mixing part this time 🙂

  16. Yummy Team says:

    You’re welcome dear 🙂 I really hope that it would come well this time. Waiting for your feedback..

  17. Babita says:

    Hi guys…
    Your blog is just fantastic !!!Made theses yummy cookies today.it came out perfect.I was so thrilled after making these cookies,that I tried the peanut cookies too!That also came out superb……
    My kiddos just loved it….thank you so much….
    Loved yummy o yummy!!!
    Babita

  18. Yummy Team says:

    Babita,

    We were so excited to read your comment. Thank you so much for trying out both the cookies and for letting us know about it. Really happy that they came out perfect 🙂

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