Looking for an quick and easy dessert recipe that can be used for lots of different occasions? We have you covered with these Blueberry Thumbprint Cookies with Icing. From holidays to birthday parties, these are a perfect cookie recipe for pitch ins, potlucks and parties!
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I love all sort of desserts. And, don’t get my wrong, I love a decadent, gloriously messy dessert like an a Brownie Sundae or something like that. But, I also love nice, neat desserts that are easy to eat. For instance, I’m not always a huge fan of cupcakes, but I LOVE mini cupcakes. You can just pop one of those bad boys in your mouth!
This is one of the reason I’ve always had a soft spot for cookies. You grab one. You can grab two. You can grab three! You don’t need a knife to cut off a slice. Heck, you probably don’t even really need a plate to eat it on. Just grab one and go! And this is why I always love to bring cookies to a party, potluck or pitch in if I’m in charge of dessert. You can just put the platter of cookies out there and everyone can take as many as they want!
Blueberry Thumbprint Cookies With Icing
That is the case with these Blueberry Thumbprint Cookies with Icing. They are small, easy to eat and easy to share with a crowd. And they can be perfect for any occasion, from a holiday party to a birthday celebration, these thumbprint cookies are your answer to: “what should I bring for dessert.”.
What Ingredients Do You Need For Blueberry Thumbprint Cookies?
For the cookies:
- butter, softened
- granulated sugar
- large egg
- baking powder
- Pinch salt
- blueberry jam
For the glaze:
- icing sugar
- 1 tbsp water
Can I Use Another Type Of Fruit with These Thumbprint Cookies?
Yep! One of the things that makes them so easy is that I am just using store bought blueberry jam for the filling. So, if you’d like to, you can easily swap about the blueberry to make these have any fruit you want in them! This is a great idea for big games or graduation parties (just have the fruit color match the team color!). You can even have half of the batch one fruit and half of the batch another fruit to have two different color combinations!
One common problem with making thumbprint cookies is that the spread out during the baking process. This is a result of the butter melting too much in the dough. One easy solution is to just add a couple of tablespoons of flour to recipe if needed.
Also, you don’t need to make these Thumbprint cookies with icing if you don’t want to . They would taste just fine without the icing! But, who doesn’t want some icing on their cookies?
I hope you enjoy these thumbprint cookies. Please let me know how they turn out for you in the comments. Thanks!
Blueberry Thumbprint Cookies with Icing
- For the cookies:
- 6 tbsp unsalted butter softened
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg room temperature
- ¾ cup + 2 tbsp a/p flour
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- Pinch salt
- 2-3 tbsp blueberry jam
- For the glaze:
- ½ cup icing sugar
- 1 tbsp water
- In a medium-sized bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together softened butter, sugar and egg. Mix until creamy.
- In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
- Slowly add dry ingredients into wet ingredients (one third at a time), and mix in-between.
- Once your cookie dough has taken form, roll into a large ball and cover it with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Remove cookie dough from refrigerator. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Roll dough into spheres, about 1.5 inches in-size. Place gently on baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
- Use a ½ tsp measuring spoon to form a dent in the middle of each cookie.
- Bake for 8 minutes and remove from the oven. Create a deeper indent if necessary.
- Spoon a little bit of jam into each indent and return in oven to bake for another 2-3 minutes.
- Cool on a wire rack.
- In a small bowl, mix together icing sugar and water. Drizzle over on top of cookie - allow to set for a few minutes. Serve and enjoy.