Kids will love this fun thumbprint cookie recipe

If you are looking for a fun cookie recipe kids will be sure to love, look no further than these thumbprint cookies!

They are simple, delicious and utilize jam you can get at the Fruit Truck Market in Sioux Falls.

The Fruit Truck Market is open Mon.-Fri. 10am-6pm and Saturdays from 10am-4pm at the former Sioux Falls VFW (3601 S. Minnesota Ave.) You can buy an assortment of homemade jams and jellies...raspberry, raspberry jalapeno, rhubarb, strawberry rhubarb, blackberry, blueberry, plum, peach and more. You can also order online. Check out

Ingredients 1/2 c. raw almonds 1 stick salted butter, softened 1/2 c. vegetable oil 1/2 c. granulated sugar 1/2 c. powdered sugar, plus more for dusting 1 large egg 1/2 tsp. almond extract 2 c. all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar 6 tbsp. Whetstone Valley Raspberry Jam


  1. Pulse the almonds in a food processor until coarsely ground; set aside.

  2. In the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter, vegetable oil, granulated sugar, powdered sugar, egg and almond extract on medium speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes.

  3. Add the flour, ground almonds, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar and mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate the dough until firm, at least 1 hour or overnight.

  4. Scoop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough and roll into smooth round balls. Place 2 inches apart on 2 ungreased baking sheets. Refrigerate 1 hour before baking.

  5. Preheat the oven to 350 ̊. Bake the cookies until just barely turning brown, 14 to 16 minutes. (Don’t overbake!) Remove from the oven, then gently press the back of a measuring spoon into the center of each cookie to make a thumbprint indentation. Remove the cookies to a rack to cool completely.

  6. Dust the cookies with powdered sugar. Whisk the raspberry jam until smooth. Spoon about 3/4 teaspoon jam into the center of each cookie.

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