Festive Thumbprint Cookies

Festive Thumbprint Cookies
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
10 servings

These buttery holiday favourites are given a healthy upgrade with whole wheat flour. For a nut-free option, roll in Great Value Unsweetened Desiccated Coconut instead of pecans.

Estimated cost: $0.60 per serving. Makes 20 cookies for 10 servings.

Tips: If you don’t have a food processor, finely chop the pecans by hand and mix all the ingredients together in a bowl to form the dough. Feel free to use any jam or preserve you have on hand too.

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Great Value Large Egg, separated
cup Great Value Whole Wheat Flour
cup golden yellow sugar, packed
tsp Great Value Cinnamon
tsp Great Value Iodized Sea Salt
cup Great Value Unsalted Butter, softened
tsp Great Value Artificial Vanilla Extract
cup Our Finest Raspberry Cherry Cranberry Preserve Style Spread
package Great Value Pecan Pieces


Step 1

Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C.) Line a baking tray with parchment paper; set aside.

Step 2

In a food processor pulse the pecan pieces until finely chopped. Transfer to a small shallow bowl; set aside. Lightly beat the egg white until frothy in a separate small shallow bowl; set aside.

Step 3

In a food processor, pulse flour, sugar, cinnamon, and salt several times to combine. Add butter, egg yolk, and vanilla; blend until smooth dough forms, scraping down the sides several times.

Step 4

Shape dough into 1 Tbsp (15 mL) sized balls. Roll in egg white then chopped pecans. Place 2” (5 cm) apart on prepared baking tray. Bake in centre of preheated oven for 5-6 minutes.

Step 5

Remove cookies from oven; cool 1 minute. Using thumb or the back of a wooden spoon, indent the top of each cookie. Spoon a heaped ½ tsp (2 mL) preserves into each indent. Bake 16-18 minutes longer or until cookies are set. Cool completely on the tray before serving.

Step 6

Store cookies in an airtight container for 2-3 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

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