Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies

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


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Serves: 24 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 17 mins
Cooking Time: 13 mins

Yield: 24 x cookies (2 dozen)

Heart-Friendly Recipe Low Sodium Recipe Diabetes-Friendly Recipe Low-Carb Recipe Quick And Easy Recipe


  • 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)

Thanks to Merisant/Equal® -

Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 58 cals
Kilojoules 243 kJ
Fat 3.0 g
Saturated Fat 2.0 g
Cholesterol 16 mg
Sodium 47 mg
Carbohydrates 8.0 g
Fiber 0.2 g
Total Sugars 7.0 g
Protein 1.0 g
Calcium 5.0 mg
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