These vegan thumbprint cookies are perfect for the holidays or any occasion! Made with a simple shortbread cookie dough, and filled with delicious raspberry jam. It’s pure bliss in every bite! They’re rich, delicate, and pop of brightness from the jam. And, if you’re not convinced yet, they’re super easy to make!
When it comes to cookies, you really can’t beat a classic. And, whenever I think of holiday baking, I always think of thumbprint cookies. They’re the most festive-looking and most beautiful cookies to look at, especially in a Christmas cookie box. Wouldn’t you agree? I’ve always had a soft spot for these cookies, and it’s because it’s my mom’s favorite cookies. She was never a fan of chocolate like I am, she’d always prefer the fruity and less sweet desserts. While my mom never baked, she would always buy the store-bought version of these cookies. And now that I’ve learned how to bake these, I wish she was here so she can enjoy my homemade version!
Step 1: Using a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the softened vegan butter and powdered sugar, until light and creamy. Then add in the non-dairy milk and vanilla extract, and continue to mix until well combined.
Step 2: In a small bowl, whisk flour, cornstarch, and salt together. At low speed, gradually add the flour mixture and mix until a dough starts to form. Don’t over mix and scrape down sides as needed.
Step 3: Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface, and lightly knead until you get a smooth cohesive dough.
Step 4: Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit and line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a half-tablespoon measuring spoon or 15 grams, scoop the dough and roll it into smooth balls. Place them on the baking sheet about 1 1/2 inch apart.
Step 5: Make indentations using the back of a rounded 1/4-teaspoon and gently press down about half way.
Step 6: Without overfilling, fill each cookie with your desired jam. Then bake for 15-17 minutes or until lightly golden. Allow to cool on the pan before serving!
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