Festive Thumbprint Cookies

  • prep time15 min
  • total time 40 min
  • serves 10

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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Directions for: Festive Thumbprint Cookies


1 Great Value Large Egg, separated

1 cup Great Value Whole Wheat Flour

¼ cup golden yellow sugar, packed

1 tsp Great Value Cinnamon

¼ tsp Great Value Iodized Sea Salt

½ cup Great Value Unsalted Butter, softened

½ tsp Great Value Artificial Vanilla Extract

⅓ cup Our Finest Raspberry Cherry Cranberry Preserve Style Spread

1 package Great Value Pecan Pieces


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

See more: Bake, Christmas, Dessert, Eggs/Dairy, Fruit, Nuts, Snack


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