Cream Cheese Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies


1/2 c. butter (1 stick)

2/3 c. sugar

1/2 c. cream cheese

2 c. flour

Wine jelly flavor of your choice

Preheat oven to 350.  Cream together butter, sugar and cream cheese.  Mix in flour, stir until completely blended together.  Roll into 1-1.5 inch balls and

Thumbprint cookies

Ready for the oven!

place on greased cookie sheet.  Press your thumb down in the middle of each ball to flatten it and leave a little pocket for the jelly.  Fill each cookie with the wine jelly of your choice and place in oven for 14-18 minutes.

Note-If you don’t put enough jelly, it will all be gone before the cookies are done.  I would suggest around 1/4-1/2 tsp for each cookie.  I also use a 1 oz. scoop for mine so that I don’t have to try and make each ball the same size, makes things MUCH easier!

I used 5 different jellies with this last batch: Red Pepper Chardonnay, Pomegranate Moscato, Dark Chocolate Cabernet, Merlot and White Zinfandel.  They were all tasty, although the Dark Chocolate Cabernet was definitely my favorite.  Since it has such a rich wine taste, it tasted like a little chocolate wine cookie.  Absolutely delicious!  The Red Pepper Chardonnay

Wine Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

The finished product! Yummy!

was much better than I expected, it has a nice sweet taste and then a tiny bit of spice at the end.  Reminds me of pastries that have black pepper in them.

Try it out for yourself, if you don’t have any of our delicious wine jelly then you need to visit us at the farmers’ market and pick some up!  But until then, feel free to try this out and substitute whatever jellies you may have at home.

Makes 35-40 cookies, great for parties!



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