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Thumbprint cookies with strawberry jam and a piece of fresh strawberry.

Fresh Strawberries and Jam Cream Cheese Cookies

Barbara Hall
Fresh strawberries just scream Valentine's Day to me. I love pressing them into soft, cream cheese dough.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Bake Time 18 mins
Chill 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 33 mins
Course Cookies, Valentines Day Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 172 kcal


  • 8 ounces (226.8 g) Cream Cheese softened
  • 1 cup (227 g) Butter unsalted 2 sticks room temperature
  • 1 cup (200 g) Sugar white
  • 2 -½ cups (300 g) All-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (170 g) Strawberry preserves
  • 10-12 (10-12 ) Fresh strawberries cut in small pieces
  • 2 Tablespoon (2 Tablespoon) White Sparkling sugar


  • In a stand or hand-held mixer on medium speed, blend the butter and cream cheese till light in color and has small peaks. Add the sugar and beat for 2 to 3 minutes until you hear a whipping sound. Scrape down the sides and finish blending. Turn the mixer down and slowly add the flour till incorporated. Using plastic wrap loosely cover the bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • While the cookie dough is in the refrigerator, cut the fresh strawberries into small pieces. I used Wilton white sparkling sugar, but you can use any brand. You can drain them if they start to have to much juice at the bottom of the dish.
  • Line your cookie sheet pans with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 350°. I used a small cookie scoop that gave me the perfect sized cookies. Scoop it into your hand and roll them into a ball. I put 12 on a pan and put my thumb into the middle of the ball. Don't go the whole way down; you want to make a well for the jam. Take a small spoon or a ¼ teaspoon and fill the hole with the strawberry jam — Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes. If you see the edges getting brown, you may have gone too long. You want the bottoms a light brown color.
  • Move cookies to a cooling rack. Let the cookies cool on the rack for about 5 minutes. Take 1 or 2 pieces of the fresh strawberries and place them on top of the jam. Press them into the jam lightly; they will stick completely as the cookies cool. If you like, you can sprinkle more of the white sparkling sugar on top of the strawberries.


Calories: 172kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 1gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 34mgPotassium: 34mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 363IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cream cheese cookies, strawberries and jam cookies
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