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Make Ahead Jam Thumbs Recipe

Make Ahead Jam Thumbs

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"This recipe uses a make ahead mix that can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks. Simply add the ingredients listed below to the mix for jam-filled cookies."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Combine Make Ahead Cookie Mix with white sugar, butter, vanilla, and egg.
  3. Shape dough into balls. Dip into an egg white. Roll dough in chopped nuts. Press deep hole into center of each ball. Fill hole with 1/4 teaspoon jam. Bake 11-16 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 13, 2010


Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 01, 2010

I really feel bad after everyone said this is so good. I didn't think it was all that special. I may try again and roll in sugar instead of the nuts to make it more of a cookie. To me it was more of a pastry. It was ok, just not what I expected.


8 Ratings

Aug 29, 2002

Delicious and great-looking. I used more chopped nuts than the recipe called for, though.

Dec 18, 2009

followed the ingredients exactly as is, and these came out perfectly. I did need a little bit more of the nuts. I made two batches and the first one I used my hand mixer to blend the ingredients with the make ahead and cookie mix, and the second batch I just used a wooden spoon and my pastry blender to mix it and that dough turned out better than the first batch, but both times the cookies came out perfectly! Great and easy recipe!

Dec 19, 2005

These cookies are tasty and look nice also. I also used more nuts than the recipe called for and chopped them finely in my food processor. Nice for Christmas.

Dec 01, 2008

My kids love these. They don't last very long. Great recipe, I've been looking for one like this for years. Thanks

Dec 18, 2007

This is a great recipe, my family likes the center of these cookies with frosting instead of the jelly!


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  • Calories
  • 163 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.3 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 5.5 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 33 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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