Baking: Cakes, Cookies, Muffins: Thumbprint Cookies

Good at cookie exchanges or gift wrapped, these cookies are a 47% calorie reduction from the traditional recipe!

Author: Merisant/Equal® -
Date: December 27, 2012

Serves: 24 person(s)
Yield: 24 x cookies (2 dozen)

Preparation Time: 17 mins
Cooking Time: 13 mins


    6 Tbsp stick butter or margarine
    1 cup Equal® Spoonful *
    1 egg
    2 Tbsp reduced fat milk (2%)
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    1/4 tsp baking powder
    1/4 tsp baking soda
    1/4 tsp salt
    3/4 cup sugar-free preserves or spreadable fruit of choice, with no added sugar


    Preheat oven to 350ºF. Beat butter and Equal® until well combined. Mix in egg, milk and vanilla until blended. Gradually beat in combined flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

    Shape dough by teaspoonfuls into balls. Place on sprayed cookie sheets. Press thumb deeply into dough to form a "thumbprint" indentation.

    Bake in preheated oven 11 to 13 minutes. Remove from baking sheet and cool completely on wire rack. Fill each cookie with about 1/2 teaspoon spreadable fruit just before serving.


    * If desired, Equal® Spoonful can be replaced by one of the following:

    1) 24 packets Equal® sweetener, or,
    2) 1 cup sugar (sugar is not included in nutritional analysis)

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:58 cals
Kilojoules:243 kJ
Fat:3.0 g
Carbohydrates:8.0 g
Protein:1.0 g
Cholesterol:16.0 mg
Sodium:47 mg
Saturated Fat:2.0 g
Fiber:0.2 g
Calcium:5.0 mg
Total Sugars:7.0 g

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