Thumbprint cookies are one of the things that make holidays so special, and they are easier to make than you might think. They originate from Sweden where they are called Hallnogrottor, which means “raspberry cave”. They are simple cookies flavored with vanilla and filled with jam, usually raspberry.
In the video below, you can see how the ladies behind the YouTube channel Rosella’s Cooking with Nonna make them. “Rossella and Mamm Angela are making some quick, easy and delicious Almond Thumbprint Cookies,” the video description reads. “Perfect for all holidays, just adjust the color of the preserve you add on them and you are done!”
Their version includes almonds, so we believe it is even more delicious. For the jam, they use “some special Italian jam.” After grinding the almonds and making the base, the two of them make the holes in the cookies for the jam to go. They put cherry jam on half of the cookies and apricot jam on the other half. In the end, we see them tasting the baked cookies and we can almost smell them through the screen!