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Lemon Thumbprint Cookies

Lemon Thumbprint cookies will melt in your mouth. These soft sugar cookies topped with lemon curd are perfect for a holiday or because you are craving an amazing cookie. Use homemade lemon curd or store bought in these delicious lemon cookies.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: cookies
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Author: Jill


Ingredients for the cookies:

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 large egg at room temp
  • 1 large egg yolk at room temp
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup lemon curd
  • Lemon Zest optional



  • Grab a cookie sheet and line with parchment paper
  • In a large-sized bowl, cream the butter and sugar using a hand mixer on medium
  • Then mix in the egg and egg yolk till combine
  • Next, add the vanilla extract and continue to cream with hand mixer on medium until mixture becomes light and fluffy
  • Now, add the flour and salt in the bowl
  • Using the hand mixer, start slow then move to medium until the flour is fully combine
  • Roll the cookie dough into 1 inch balls and place on the cookie sheet that was lined with parchment paper
  • With your index finger or the back of tbsp measuring spoon, make a small indent in each cookie dough ball
  • Make space in the fridge and place the cookie sheet in to chill for 30 minutes
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees at the last 10 minutes
  • When times up, place cookies in the oven to bake for 10 minutes
  • Clean the hand mixer whisks while the cookies bake, you will need to use them again for the glaze
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and if any of the indents filled in, carefully make new indents for the lemon curd
  • Now, place a 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp of lemon curd in the indents of each cookie
  • Return the cookie sheet back to the oven and bake for another 6 to 8 minutes or until the bottom of the cookie is a light golden brown
  • Pull cookies out of the oven and allow the cookies to cool completely
  • Sprinkle lemon zest on top (if preferred).
  • Enjoy!