This recipe is based on a recipe Erin shared here. She generously shared her family recipe and I had a really fun time making these cookies with my kids. The finished cookies melted in our mouths! We made some rolled in finely chopped walnuts and some rolled in shredded coconut. We used pomegranate jam and raspberry jam. I can’t tell you which were my favourites; they were all so good!

I followed the recipe with only a couple small adjustments. Here’s what I did:

Thimble Cookies

Thimble Cookies

  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 cups Flour
  • splash of Vanilla
  • 3/4 cup Walnuts, finely chopped (and/or shredded Coconut or…)
  • good quality Jam
  1. Preheat the oven to 350’F and line two cookies sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Separate the eggs putting the whites into a bowl to set aside and add the egg yolks and vanilla to the butter and sugar mixture, blending until creamy.
  3. Add the flour about a 1/4 cup at a time, working in until evenly mixed. By the last 1/4 cup I was using my hands to bring the dough together.
  4. Roll dough into small balls about 1 1/2″ in diameter. Roll the balls in the egg whites and then roll in the bowl of finely chopped nuts. I also rolled some in a bowl of coconut. Place on cookie sheet and gently, insert a thimble to create an indent.
  5. Bake for 10- 15 minutes. When cool, spoon a small heap of jam into centres.


mmm.... Jam

5 Responses to Thimble Cookies

  1. Looks very yummy : ) and I even have crofter’s wild blueberry jam in my refrigerator right now!

  2. erin says:

    i like the idea of making both options! i always stick to the nuts, but i know some of my crew would appreciate coconut for a change. thanks for the link to my recipe :)

    what did you alter? i would have to read them side by side to notice. xo

  3. dalairunner says:

    you need a like button for your blog!!

  4. Annie says:

    wasabi honey bee: MMm… wild blueberry jam. That’s wonderful. I had some Crofter’s cherry jam that was to die for.

    Erin: It might just be my love for coconut talking but I loved it with these cookies! I didn’t alter the amounts, just the instructions a bit.

    dalairunner: I sometimes think that about various blog posts I read!

  5. erin says:

    you probably made it clearer; i was if i recall at a young age, combining my mom’s and grandma’s reciting when i wrote it out ;-) xo

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