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Tomatoes are starting to spring up everywhere this time of the year!  And that is a FABULOUS thing.  I am always looking for ways to use them in recipes!  Any way you slice, dice, crush or can them – they truly are delicious! Especially in these sweet and savory Cheesy Thumbprint Cookies with Green Tomato Strawberry Jalapeño Jam!
Cheesy Thumbprint Jam CookiesI always look forward to spring because there is nothing like a fresh grown Tomato pulled from your garden! Fun fact from the Floridian in me – 50% of the tomatoes that feed the United States are grown in the Sunshine State! YUM!! Now I know why they are so full of sunshine and juicy greatness.  As the season begins I love to use green tomatoes. Probably because I am so impatient! Well and they taste so good. Grab the  Green Tomato Strawberry Jalapeño Jam and make it ahead of time.

Cheesy Thumbprint Cookies are savory and perfect to pair with the sweet and spiciness of this jam!  I love to serve them for a party, pack them for a picnic, or have them at fancy shower. Like a baby shower (I have this on my brain) – most of you know I will be planning one soon! My sister is having a baby girl and we must have some fancy little snacks for this shindig.

Most of you also know how much I love cheese and the white Vermont sharp cheddar gives it the perfect amount of saltiness and then the Jam balances it with spicy sweetness – how fancy! Give me cheese and spicy strawberry jam made with green tomatoes, and well my day is complete now!

Making the dough is super simple.  Just cut up your butter and grate your cheese.  I think grating it so worth it but you can buy it already shredded and I won’t tell a soul.

Thumbprint Ingredient

Grab your food processor and pour in your flour with the cheese and cold butter. Start pulsing it on low.  It will form a meal consistency.  Don’t stop there keep going!  Watch for it… here it goes it’s magically a ball a dough!  I know it is the simple things that amaze me!  Kinda like the sunrise and sunsets I have been getting lately here!  Thank you Lord for simple blessing that make me smile!

Making the Dough

Chill this dough ball for about 30 minutes or until you are ready to bake these cookies!  Once chilled pull out of fridge.  Pull off a little dough and form 1 to 1 ½ inch balls. Bake at 400° for 5 minutes.

Cookies ready for oven

Pull out of oven and press an indention in the middle with your thumb (thus thumbprint cookie). Spoon in about a teaspoon of jam. Don’t look I overdid it today so forgive my messy cookies. They taste the same ?. Pop back in the oven for 5 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.

Getting Cookies Jammed

Oh, now you have amazing  Cheesy Thumbprint Cookies with Green Tomato Strawberry Jalapeño Jam!

Cheesy Thumbprint Cookies with Green Tomato Strawberry Jalapeno Jam

Cheesy Thumbprint Jam Cookies
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Cheesy Thumbprint Cookies with Green Tomato Strawberry Jalapeño Jam

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 3 cups
Author: Nikki Lee

Cheesy Thumbprint Cookies with Green Tomato Strawberry Jalapeño Jam are a little sweet and a little savory. The perfect combination in each bite!

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Ingredients 

  • 2 cups white cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons butter, chilled and cut up
  • ½ Cup Green Tomato Strawberry Jalapeno Jam

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Pulse cheddar cheese, flour, and butter in a food processor until dough is a coarse-meal texture and forms into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls and place 1 inch apart on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 5 minutes in oven. Remove from oven; press thumb into top of each ball, creating an indentation.
  • Spoon about 1 teaspoon of Green Tomato Strawberry Jalapeno Jam into indentation. Put back into oven and bake until edges are golden brown, approximately 5 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup Calories: 950kcal (48%) Carbohydrates: 10g (3%) Cholesterol: 14mg (5%)

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Soulfully Made is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is only an estimate. We recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator if you need to verify any information.

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16 Comments

  1. This is by far the most creative recipe today. It looks wonderful and is perfect for any occasion!

  2. What a unique and fun recipe, I love everything about this! I bet these are absolutely delicious! Great recipe!

  3. This is the most unique cookie recipe I’ve ever seen. I love taking unique ‘conversation starter’ dishes to parties-I bet these would be a hit and something many have never had before. Great recipe!

    1. Thank you! I love that food brings us together and nothing better than sharing with friends! They will be surprised that green tomatoes are in the jam! It’s a hidden gem in the Jam 😉

  4. Mmm. Looks like you’ve got a full flavor profile going on, Nikki =) Vermont cheddar is a fantabulous choice and would indeed play well with a sweeter jam. Thank you for the inspiring how-to!