White Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprints Recipe
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White Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprints Recipe

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When I pass around the cookie tray, all eyes land on these fancy thumbprints. The white chocolate filling and dab of jewel-toned jam will satisfy the most discriminating sweet tooth.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:38 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 38 servings


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1-1/4 cups finely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 4 ounces white baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup seedless raspberry jam


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks. Combine flour and cocoa; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until easy to handle.
  2. In a shallow bowl, whisk egg whites until foamy. Place nuts in another shallow bowl. Shape dough into 1-in. balls. Dip in egg whites, then roll in nuts.
  3. Using a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in center of each cookie. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  4. In a microwave, melt white chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon into each cookie. Top each with about 1/4 teaspoon jam. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as White Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprints in Country Woman December/January 2008, p29

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Apbrocks User ID: 5844700 253628
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2016

"I made these cookies a few years back as part of a homemade cookie assortment I was giving to friends and co-workers as Christmas gifts. They were my favorite! Not too sweet, and very fancy looking. I'm starting to make my cookie list this year, and these will definitely be at the top of the list!"

salimom User ID: 4432864 228553
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2015

"everyone loves these cookies and want the recipe. yummmmy"

nealdowntome User ID: 7649028 102431
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2014

"These were eaten so quickly and had a great taste!"

Mrs_T User ID: 941931 102430
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2012

"These are pretty and delicious. I would definitely make them again, as they were one of my favorite cookies that I made this year. My only complaint was they were too sticky to store easily, even in the freezer."

Mrsfennig User ID: 5527746 81486
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"I made these last year for Christmas, I made over a dozen different types of cookies, and I loved these the best. They are making my list for this year! (which is a MUCH shorter list than last year)"

mamadea User ID: 1450210 157417
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"My 30+ y/o son already asked me to make these again for Christmas--they are wonderful"

rudylenak User ID: 3071215 102429
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2011

"GOOD Christmas COOKIES"

Mrsfennig User ID: 5527746 171268
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

"I'm in love with these cookies. Made them for Christmas cookie platters. Every one really enjoyed and kept asking what was in them. Made then exactly as written. I would certainly double the recipe next year not only so there are more but so they are bigger. When making the ball sizes as instructed there wasn't enough room to place the instructed amount of fillings inside. Although it was the first go at it! Will make again.. and again."

luvmykids furry ones too User ID: 5624417 170948
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2011

"A little more work than just a drop cookie but worth it! It makes a beautiful presentation and the taste combination is just awesome. Look forward to making a double batch next time so I get some! One batch does make 3 dozen cookies."

lightedway User ID: 4228023 81475
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2010

"These cookies are so yummy. I didn't have nuts on hand so I used chocolate sprinkles to roll them in. I made the err of rolling the balls too large so the cookies spread out more than I would have liked. Still, the taste was the same they just didn't look as pretty. I've always loved thumbprints. These chocolate ones taste like brownies. Great recipe I recommend it."

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