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Aunt Maggie's Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Butter is the key to these fast, five-ingredient cookies from Leslie Ball of North Bethesda, Maryland.

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2007
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Cook's Notes

If the dough is too soft to shape into balls, refrigerate it for a few minutes, until firm enough to handle; the cookies will spread as they bake, so leave plenty of room between them.

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  • ninapdoula
    21 DEC, 2015
    Delicious and made a ton! I added 1 tsp vanilla and used salted butter. I can see how keeping to the recipe would make a more subtle, elegant cookie, and feature the jam more, but for my family, this worked best. Saving this recipe!
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  • ninapdoula
    21 DEC, 2015
    Delicious! I added a tsp of vanilla to the dough and used salted butter and it was perfect!
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  • MS11452090
    14 DEC, 2015
    Made these according to directions, impossible to make 1 inch balls with 2 Tlb of dough. And I think your count of 54 cookies is unrealistic
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  • valgonzalez8403
    13 DEC, 2015
    I followed the recipe exactly as called for but they were definitely lacking in flavor! They turned out bland & they didn't spread not even a bit. In the trash they went immediately!
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  • laracat0801
    9 FEB, 2014
    I didn't have unsalted butter so I used salted butter instead so I also didn't have to add 1/4 teaspoon salt. It tastes so great I love them!!
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  • Cookincat74321
    2 DEC, 2013
    I love this recipe, I usually make it around Xmas a lot. I'll use three different colors of jam (like apricot, raspberry, and blueberry) and they look so pretty no one believes I didn't buy them at the the store. And the cookies are so, so delicious AND easy. I do add 1/4 tsp. salt like many other people have, but other than that the recipe is perfect, I've never had any issues with it being finicky.
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  • MS12081443
    13 AUG, 2013
    These are simple and buttery cookies. The recipe comes together easily. I used my homemade peach preserves for the filling. Wonderful!!!!!! This recipe is a keeper for me!!!
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  • Bethany Primrose
    15 FEB, 2013
    I also added 1/4 tsp of salt the second time I made these, and liked them MUCH better. (I also didn't need near 3/4 cup of jam, probably didn't even use a full 1/2 cup.) Used strawberry, though I think I'll try some raspberry next time. It is a fast, incredibly easy recipe and everyone (adults and kids) have absolutely loved them.
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  • Brigid Keely
    1 FEB, 2013
    I added a bit of salt (1/4 tsp?) but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. The cookies turned out perfectly, no issues with the jam overflowing or shrinking/evaporating. Very tasty cookies. I had some jam left over, though. In the future I will probably only heat up 1/2 c of jam. If I need more, I'll heat up more. NOTE: I found I had to reheat some of the jam. If your jam doesn't "flow" easily, reheat it.
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  • Chelsea Younkin Williams
    9 DEC, 2012
    yum
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