Jam Filled Vegan Thumbprint Cookies

Jam Filled Vegan Thumbprint Cookies
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas, cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 18 cookies
Author Living Vegan Staff


  • 1/4 C Brown Sugar packed Vegan
  • 1/4 C Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/4 C Vegan Margarine such as Earth Balance
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tbsp Ground Flax PLUS 3 Tbsp Water
  • 1 C All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 C Finely Chopped Nuts Walnuts OR Pecans
  • Vegan Jam or Jelly of your choice


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine sugar, shortening, vegan margarine, vanilla and flax "egg".
  • Add flour and salt until incorporated.
  • Form dough into 1" balls and roll in chopped nuts. Place about 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Press thumb deeply in center of each. Bake about 10 minutes or until light brown.
  • Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • Fill thumbprints with any vegan jam or jelly of your choosing.