Recipe: Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

I am not good at making desserts from scratch, but in fact I have realized it just makes me nervous because these cookies turned out absolutely amazing!! My husband came in and ate one, and then grabbed the ENTIRE plate and went and sat down in front of the TV…I had to quickly tell him each cookie was roughly 75 calories…he only ate 5…lol

1 cup of unsalted butter, softened
4 oz of cream cheese (I used 1/3 of the fat Cream Cheese)
1 cup of sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour

-Preheat oven to 325 degrees, and lightly grease cookie sheets (I didn’t but mine are non-stick)
-In a large bowl, cream together butter, cream cheese, and sugar until light and fluffy.
-Beat in egg yolk and vanilla.
-Stir in flour until well blended.
-Roll dough into balls in your hand and put thumbprint into them.
-Fill each one with some Raspberry Preserves or what ever you like.
-Bake for 15-16 minutes, cookies will look pale, and slightly light brown on the bottom.



  1. That looks like a pretty easy recipe, I may just have to try them out.

  2. I have a half-jar of raspberry preserves leftover from another recipe, and this would be the perfect way to use them to their best advantage. With butter, cream cheese, and an egg yolk, I imagine these cookies are rich and yummy. Thanks for the recipe and the inspiration!

  3. md kennedy says:

    These sound incredibly rich and tasty – but isn’t that what a cookie is supposed to be about? I would try apricot instead of the raspberry, too.

  4. cheryl lister says:

    I love to make cookies! I wonder how these would be with orange marmalade? That’s what I have in the cupboard.

  5. Sherry Compton says:

    These would be easy to change up the flavor…different preserves, put in a mini candy bar, nuts… I would use lower fat cream cheese, too, and egg sub for egg to make it healthier.

  6. I love thumbprint cookies. Especially for Christmas.

  7. they look so cute and good

  8. Rebecca Parsons says:

    These look so good. I made Mulberry Strawberry Jam this summer and will try it with it.

  9. Sherry Compton says:

    Great idea. My daughter really likes this white chocolate raspberry protein bar. It got me thinking…what would these cookies be like with white chocolate chips or white chocolate drizzled on top. I bet it would give them a decadent taste.

  10. Sherry Compton says:

    I can see a Reese’s mini peanut butter cup or a Rolo baked in the middle. I’m really interested to try that, but it adds some gooeyness.

  11. Erin Knack says:

    These look great! I have been trying to find a good thumbprint recipe. Perhaps I will try this one! I love raspberry too!

  12. I love dough made with cream cheese, and I have preserves i’ve been looking to make into something – bingo! These sound delicious – they’ll have to be for me (and not to giveaway), as I’ll like them too much to have any left – even if I make a double batch, and I’m going to do that!

  13. Paula Henriques says:

    WOW these look yummy!

  14. Thumbprint cookies are a favorite of mine! 🙂 These look awesome.

  15. famiy fav in our house

  16. Jennifer Johansen says:

    So easy, my kids could do this!

  17. md kennedy says:

    Like another commenter, I’d love to make these with a rainbow of difference jams: marmalade, raspberry, blueberry….that would make for a pretty plate.

  18. Victoria Cortinas says:

    These look delicious. I will try these, but I think I will use strawberry. Mmm, I;m hungry now, lol. Thanks for posting.

  19. My mother used to make these and I haven’t thought about them since high school! I’ll definitely be adding this recipe to my holiday table this year.

  20. These look super yummo. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us.

  21. These cookies look delicious, the great thing about these cookies is that you can use any flavor of preserves that you want. I would also love to try this using chocolate instead of preserves. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  22. Having raspberries in this would definitely be a recipe I need to try for my sister. She even puts them on her chocolate ice cream. I am not a fan of that but these cookies do look pretty good to me

  23. Dorothy Boucher says:

    these are so delicious and so easy to make , you can get the children involved 🙂 thanks for share

  24. All I can say is yummy!!! I will make these!

  25. These cookies sound so good. I can’t wait to give these a try soon. Thank you so much

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