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Valentine’s Day Thumbprint Heart Cookies

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To wrap up our week of Valentine’s Day themed crafts and activities we’re showing off our Thumbprint Heart Strawberry Preserve Cookies. As you’ll see Shae and Shaun didn’t really use their thumbs but Fingerprint cookies don’t have the same ring to it.

Strawberry Jam Heart Thumbprint Cookies

We started with a simple soft cookie dough.


  • 1cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla or almond extract
  • 2 egg yolks, room temperature
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup strawberry/raspberry jam or preserves

In bowl of stand mixer combine butter and sugar till fluffy then add vanilla and eggs, beat till smooth.

Add flour and salt and blend till combined. Set aside in fridge for 1 hour to chill.

Form 1inch balls of chilled cookie dough and place on parchment covered baking sheet .

Strawberry Jam Heart Thumbprint Cookies

Using fingers press a heart shape into the cookie dough. Reform edges if needed.Strawberry Jam Heart Thumbprint Cookies Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Fill with 1/2 tsp of favorite jam.

Strawberry Jam Heart Thumbprint Cookies
Cool and enjoy.

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  1. Those cookies are adorable! I bet they’d be great with caramel filling, too! 😉

  2. Barb @ A Life in Balance says

    Or, Nutella (I’m channeling Steph A.). 😉

  3. These are so cute! I may have to adapt a dairy- and egg-free recipe to make these adorable treats for my kids!

  4. Oh I love this. I can see heart cookies in our future!

  5. These look easy enough! And my kids are all “I get to get messy? SWEET.”

  6. Those look precious! Pinning it to my Valentine’s Day board!

  7. oh you are so smart to have the heart wells! must do this in my kitchen! sorry i commented about thanking you for the party on another post-oopsies!

  8. Jessica @FoundtheMarbles says

    I’ve actually never made thumbprint cookies with my kids before. What a great time to make them!

  9. so cute! I bet my daughter would love making these

  10. What a great project for the kids while it’s snowing outside! Thanks for sharing. I know what my kids are doing for my husband come February 🙂

  11. These are so cute. My daughter would love making little hearts with her thumbs.

  12. Those are so adorable and look delicious too. My daughter would really like making the heart shape in the cookies. Great cookie recipe to give to others! Thanks for sharing at Mom’s Library!

  13. I need to prepare this heart thumbprint cookies with my kids. They will just love it! I am always looking for cookie recipes. Thanks for the recipe.



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