Thumbprint Cookies with Rose Jelly Recipe

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Thumbprint Cookies with Rose Jelly Recipe

This thumbprint cookies recipe is an age-old recipe that’s still a classic till today. It’s a very pretty yet simple butter cookie with a sweet touch of rose jam in the center.

How To Make Thumbprint Cookies with Rose Jelly

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Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 35 mins


  • 1/2 cup butter , softened
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp rosewater
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • Nuts, finely chopped, use as needed
  • Rose petal jam , or rosehip jelly, use as needed
  • Powdered sugar , or shredded rose petals, for decoration


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Grease cookie sheets.

  2. Cream the butter, sugar and egg yolk. Add vanilla, rosewater and salt, mixing well.

  3. Slowly add the flour and mix very well. In a small bowl, whisk the egg white to break it down.

  4. Shape the dough into balls. Roll the dough balls in the egg white, then in the nuts.

  5. Place on the cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for only 5 minutes.

  6. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and use your thumb to make a dent in the top of each cookie. Put a dollop of jam or jelly in each thumbprint.

  7. Return the sheet to the oven and bake for another 8 minutes.

  8. Remove finished cookies gently from the cookie sheet and allow them to cool.

  9. Serve dusted with powdered sugar or with shredded rose petals sprinkled on top, if desired.


  • Sugar: 12g
  • :
  • Calcium: 6mg
  • Calories: 123kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Cholesterol: 17mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 17mg
  • Protein: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 52mg
  • Vitamin A: 128IU
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