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White Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprints

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 even the most discriminating sweet tooth. —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 3 dozen


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, separated, room temperature
  • 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


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. 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.
  • In a shallow bowl, whisk egg whites until foamy. Place nuts in another shallow bowl. Shape dough into 1-in. balls. Dip into egg whites, then roll in nuts.
  • Using a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in center of each cookie. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° until set, 8-10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 120 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 43mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • kcheekers
    Dec 4, 2017

    These cookies are lovely, and so tasty! I'll definitely be making them again.

  • 2124arizona
    Jun 22, 2017

    The combination of cocoa, white chocolate and raspberry jam is awesome!! This is a winner.

  • Apbrocks
    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
    Jun 26, 2015

    everyone loves these cookies and want the recipe. yummmmy

  • nealdowntome
    Feb 8, 2014

    These were eaten so quickly and had a great taste!

  • Mrs_T
    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
    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
    Nov 23, 2011

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

  • rudylenak
    Aug 8, 2011


  • Mrsfennig
    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.