Pecan Thumbprint Cookies

Pecan Jam Thumbprint Cookies

These bite-sized thumbprint cookies are a classic.  Roll these cookies in pecans and fill with your favorite jam for a simple to make cookie that everyone will love.
Course Cookie
Cuisine American
Keyword cookie
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 25 each
Calories 75kcal
Author Jere' @One Hot Oven


Cookie Dough


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F., and prepare sheet pans with parchment.
  • In a large bowl mix the butter, shortening, sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla until completely mixed.
  • Mix in the flour and salt until combined and the dough holds its shape.
  • In a small bowl add the egg white and beat slightly.
  • Shape the dough into 1" balls then the egg white then roll in the chopped pecans. 
  • Place the balls 1" apart on the baking sheets then press your thumb or the back of a 1/4 tsp into the center of each dough ball.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes until lightly browned. You may need to re-indent the cookies when you remove them from the oven.  Cool completely
  • Fill each cookie with jam.


Make sure the pecans are chopped fine so they will stick to the rolled dough.


Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.9g | Protein: 0.9g | Fat: 4.9g | Saturated Fat: 1.9g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 17mg