Valentine Cookies

A great recipe for classic Valentine Thumbprint Cookies; we've used Strawberry Almond here but any rich red New Canaan Farms jam works a treat!


1 cup butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
11/2 cups plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 jar New Canaan Farms Strawberry Almond Jam

Fresh strawberries, and whipped cream


  • Preheat oven to 375°
  • Cream together the butter and sugar until well combined, light and fluffy
  • Add the eggs and vanilla extract with a small amount of the flour to prevent curdling
  • Mix in the remaining flour, with the cornstarch and baking powder
  • Form the mixture into a dough, adding a little extra flour if the mixture is too sticky
  • Pull off sections of the dough and roll into dough balls. Place these on a baking sheet and flatten them slightly
  • Gently press thumbs or fingers (joined at the bottom) down into each ball to create a heart shape, and fill each with New Canaan Farms Strawberry Almond Jam (warm the jam in a microwave for 10 seconds to make it slightly more runny)
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes until light golden brown
  • Allow to cool, pile on a plate and enjoy with your loved ones!
Adding eggs to creamed butter and sugar for Valentine cookies
Assembling the dough
Valentine cookie dough ready to be filled with red jam
Ready for the jam
Thumbprint Valentine cookies filled with jam and ready for the oven
Ready for the oven!
A jar of New Canaan Farms Strawberry Alomd Jam surrounded by Thumbprint Valentine Cookies and fresh strawberries
Perfect choice of jam for these cookies!
A plate of Valentine cookies with 4 New Canaan Farms red jams; Strawberry Almond, Cherry Preserves, Raspberry and Texas Red Plum
But other jams work great too!

You could also try…

A jar of New Canaan Farms Raspberry Jam
Classic, fabulous raspberry jam, made with delectable fresh raspberries. Warm this jam up before using!
A jar of New Canaan Farms Cherry Preserves
The whole cherries fit snugly inside the heart-shapes – make sure you make the hearts large enough!
A jar of New Canaan Farms of Texas Red Plum Jam
For a slightly darker red our Plum Jam works a treat!

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