12.12.2011

Christmas Cookie Week - Thumbprints

Happy Monday all! I am excited because this week I have deemed Christmas cookie week on my blog. Each day a new Christmas cookie recipe and photos of course! Also a pinned photo of some creative Christmas packaging for these lovely cookies. Just want to help you all during this Christmas season.
I even made a button especially for this week, I was really excited can you tell?


Lets waste no time in getting to the first recipe. This cookie is always a staple in my household growing up, thumbprints usually filled with raspberry jams and rolled in chopped up walnuts. You can use any type of jam you have or nuts too. This year I had on hand blackberry jam and pecans so that is the combination I used. 
First, gather together your ingredients. You need 1/2 cup butter, room temperature, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1 egg, separated, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 cup flour, 3/4 cup chopped nuts(whatever kind you choose), jam.


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In your mixing bowl, cream the butter and then add in the white sugar.

Add in the egg yolk and save the egg white (you will need this later), then add in the vanilla extract and mix these ingredients together very well until it is light and fluffy.


Pour in the flour and get it a good mixing, if the dough is too wet, add a bit more flour.



Set up your dipping and rolling station. On your right put the bowl of the egg white from when you separated it earlier, then moving from right to left, place your bowl of chopped up nuts and then finally your baking sheet on the left. 





Roll your dough into balls about 1 inch, drop the dough ball in your egg white, then move it over to your nuts bowl. Roll the ball around the nuts and then place it on your baking sheet. Repeat this process until all the dough has been formed into balls. 




With your thumb press a slight indentation just enough for a little jam to rest. 




Continue to make indentations with your thumb, and then spoon a little jam into the indentations. 



Bake your cookies into the oven for 12-15 or until cookies are set. Take the cookies out of the oven, set them on a rack to cool then eat and enjoy! See you tomorrow!
And decorative packaging!













Also thank you again to Jamie for her beautiful giveaway last week of the
rosette necklace. I am pleased to announce the winner is Amy of A Glimpse of the Gouglers. 
Congrats Amy! I will get in touch with both of you.

Want another sweet treat? How about a giveaway for a pair of earrings? Aren't these beautiful?




These are from the Etsy shop BluHour and her jewelry is so chic, simple but very beautiful. She has graciously agreed to give away this pair of earrings to one lucky winner!

How to win (these are the mandatory entries): Follow my blog.
Favorite Brooke's Etsy shop

Additional entries:
Tell me your favorite item in her shop
Like BluHour on facebook
Tell her hello from henning love :-)

That's it! Giveaway ends on Friday and I will pick the winner on random.org
Have a great day lovelies! Meg

74 comments:

Jenn :D said...

Oh yummy! I'll have to try those! I follow you and I favorited her site! :D Pretty pretty!!

Jamie Leigh said...

yum!! I am looking forward to more cookie recipies!

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

This is an awesome series! I'm looking forward to the rest of the week. Also I love those earrings :-)

Samantha said...

These cookies look so yummy! Might have to try this recipe out - Even though I made a million cookies yesterday! I'm not cookied-out yet!!! :)

Sam
http://petitefemmejolie.blogspot.com

PS - What program do you use to make your buttons? I thought i'd found a good website through another blogger but i'm having issues with it now! (My buttons come out HUGE!)

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Love jelly filled thumb print cookies; raspberry ones are my favorite! I'm already a follower of your bloggity-blog

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Also "favorited" her shop on etsy!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Adore the little bow necklace!

Rebekah said...

A friend just told me about these cookies. I've never heard of them but I think I'm going to make them!

I'm a follower and I favorited her shop!

CALLIE said...

O my gosh Meg, those are the cutest earrings I've ever seen!!

I am a follower, of course :)

CALLIE said...

I "like" BluHour of fb!

amy b.s. said...

those cookies look great. those earrings are fantasic! following and favorite!

amy b.s. said...

oh, and i am also loving the brass stick earrings!

Jane @ In the Pink and Green said...

Those cookies look delicious! I have a Nutella Christmas cookie recipe that I'll be putting up later today...love holiday baking!! :)

Susan said...

Yumm! I love those, they look so delicious! Those earrings are beautiful, great giveaway. Of course, I'm a follower :)

Susan said...

I also love the gold hoop earrings. They're the perfect size!

Carlie said...

yum! I am going to love this cookie week! Too bad there wasn't a way to taste each cookie every day!

J and A said...

I follow you and hearted her shop. Love that necklace, so pretty. Those cookies also look SO yummy!!!

Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

I make these exact cookies for Christmas, love them!! The earrings are adorable, such a great giveaway! I'm a follower of your blog!

Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

I'm loving the Vintage Copper Square Earrings from her Etsy shop!

Kristin said...

I'll take one! Yum! p.s. Check our blog today for a surprise! : )

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

Oh I am so excited for Christmas Cookie week! These cookies look delicious! Your putting me in the mood to bake!

Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Beautiful cookies. But those earrings...oh how I love them.

I follow you and favorited her site. :)

ThePoshDaisy said...

Pretty!
I follow your blog and added her shop to my etsy favorites.

ThePoshDaisy said...

I love the silver bow necklace, so sweet and cute :)

ThePoshDaisy said...

I like Bluhour on FB and said hi.

Ashlen said...

I follow your blog :)
This is such a great giveaway, I know I should be thinking about holiday gifts but I would totally keep these for myself!!
Xo

Ashlen said...

I favorited BluHour on Etsy.
(OliveArts)
:)

Ashlen said...

My favorite item in her shop is the Rose Gold Bow Necklace. It's so pretty and delicate!

Ashlen said...

I like BluHour on facebook :)

Kerri said...

I love Thumbprint cookies! Yummy... I can't wait to get to my list of cookies to make! Enjoy!

Amanda said...

I could go for an afternoon cookie, especially one of those thumbprint cookies! YUM!

Mandee said...

what a good idea to post all your cookie recipes! I made cut-out gingerbread cookies this weekend.

I would love to win the earrings!

Ashley said...

You already know I'm a follower of your sweet blog :)

Ashley said...

I favorited Brooke's Etsy shop. Her stuff is too cute!!

Ashley said...

I liked BluHour on facebook

Ashley said...

my favorite item in the shop is the necklace form of these earrings! I love them!

BeckyJo606 said...

I am so excited for this week! I LOVE thumbprint cookies! They are so so delicious--especially when they first come out of the oven. (Isn't that true about all cookies?!)

I'm also excited for this giveaway! I follow your blog and I favorited Brooke's Etsy shop!

BeckyJo606 said...

She has some beautiful items--I think my favorite thing is the silver bow tie necklace. But, I reallllly like what you are giving away! :)

BeckyJo606 said...

I liked BluHour on FB.

BeckyJo606 said...

I told her hello from henning love! I also saw your FB page and requested you to be a friend. I hope that's ok! I totally understand if you don't want your blog world and real life world colliding! :)

Alexa said...

Oh wow those cookies look yummy Meg. I'm making some sugar cookies now...well I have been for the last 2 days. Mila's schedule keeps getting in the way. Ha.

Amanda said...

Oh Im so glad you're doing cookie week! These look delicious! Of course I follow your blog and I favorited Brooke's etsy shop :-)

Viviana said...

I follow you and added Brooke's shop to my Etsy favs!
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Viviana said...

I like BluHour on FB!

Viviana said...

My favorite item in Brooke's shop is the TRIPLE DROP NECKLACE - sterling silver and 14k gold.

Julie @ The Smitten Mintons said...

Those cookies are so cute and festive! You are so impressive in the kitchen! :)

Mrs. Pancakes said...

The cookie week is too fun!

Monica J @ Sofamilyonline said...

I'm following you on your blog. Woohoo! So happy to have found your blog. Love those earrings.

Monica J @ Sofamilyonline said...

I favortied her etsy shop and it's fab. I'm excited! :-)

Monica J @ Sofamilyonline said...

I love the vintage brass stick earrings and the gold bow necklace. She has some fabulous jewelry. I'm a vintage girl and many of her peices are my style. Love!

Breeanna @ a brilliant melody said...

Those cookies look so good!

I follow your blog and I favorited Brooke's Etsy shop through my shop (West Meadow Vintage).

marie said...

I make cookies all the time but haven't made the thumbprints yet, they look great. Excited to see what follows.

Hollie Ann said...

i follow!!! and i favorited her!!! those earrings are amazing!

Meggan of Lila Grace said...

Those cookies look so great Meg!! I love the earrings too! I favorited her and of course follow you!

Natalie said...

I have never made these... but my MIL does and they are so good! Thanks for sharing!

Michelle P said...

I'm following you of course and I favorited her shop.

Michelle P said...

I would have to say that these earrings are my favorite.

Kari said...

The thumbprints look delish! I love the earrings... they'd go with so much in my closet!

Christina {Carolina Charm} said...

New follower! Your blog is super, duper cute...and I found it at the PERFECT TIME (cookie week)! I have a cookie exchange party this week!

Christina {Carolina Charm} said...

Just favorited Brooke's precious shop!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Love all the recipes this week! And you now Im a follower :) Pretty sure I neeeed these earrings!

REBrown said...

These look so good!

I also favorited her shop to enter your giveaway!

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

I'm loving that decorative packaging! Cute ideas!

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

I follow your lovely blog! And I liked the shop on facebook!

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

I love the silver bow and rose gold bow necklace!

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

Liked them on facebook! Wonderful giveaway!

Carlie said...

I would love to own these earrings! Too cute!

Makaila said...

New Follower! And Brooke's Etsy shop is now a Favorite! ESPECIALLY because she's from Portland!! [me too!]
-m-

Makaila said...

Entry Two: Brooke's Dagger Hoops are Killer! Love them.
-m-

Ashlyn said...

I follow your blog!!

Ashlyn said...

I favorites her etsy shop!

Ashlyn said...

I love the gold hoop earrings! :)


And love this cookie idea! It's added to my list of things to cool over my holiday break :)

Ashlyn said...

I like their shop on fb!

Elle Sees said...

enter me!