Swedish jamfilled thumbprint cookies

August 18th, 2007 @ 18:38

Yesterday was a lovely day. Alex and I went to Malmö with a very good friend to eat at the festival, spend money on nice jewellery and to shop and hang out at Aphuset. We got to meet Björn from Vegankrubb and tried some fake salmon with two different sauces. Maria and I agreed that vegans are sexy (in a totally platonic way of course). The fake salmon was absolutely delicious and we ended up buying some to make at home. My friend Maria was amazed at the store, it’s kind of like a supermarket but with vegetarian, vegan and organic food, and she ended up buying a bunch of stuff. We bought some of the things we normally do plus some really tasty sweets.

Anyway, the day was great with good food. I had a very tasty vegan lemon masala burger (the malmö festival is like manna from heaven for us veggies!)

Maria and I (looking kind of dumb)vegan lemon masala burger

Now, on to what this post was REALLY supposed to be about. Vegan thumbprint cookies, Sweden style. I’ve always been a lover of cookies and going vegan isn’t going to change that. Luckily, many of the classic Swedish cookies use no egg and so the other non vegan stuff is really easy to replace. This is a recipe that’s incredibly simple and veganizing it is so easy.peasy you don’t even have to think. I’ve looked at a couple of vegan thumbprint cookie recipes online, but most of them are nothing like these ones (for one, they have at least 10 ingredients, this one has only 5, they also have loads of complicated and hard to find stuff in them). These cookies are quite possibly my favourite of the ones from my childhood. they’re sweet, they melt in your mouth and they look good too. Plus, they’re easy to make.
Swedish jam thumbprint cookie Swedish jam thumbprint cookies:

  • 450 ml (just under two cups) flour
  • 100 ml (just under ½ cup) sugar
  • 200gr (7 oz) vegan margarine
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • raspberry jam

Turn oven to 175 C or 350F. Cream sugar, margarine and vanilla extract together. Mix in the flour and work into a dough ball. Fridge the dough for about 20 minutes. Roll the dough into about 30 little balls about 2 cm in diameter (or about an inch), flatten them a little and put on parchment paper on a baking tray. Make a little thumbprint in them (make the print bigger for more jam!) and fill them with some jam. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes until they’ve turned just a little bit golden. Enjoy with some coffee in the company of good friends. Makes about 30.


  1. I love recipes with just 5 ingredients! These totally rock. Can’t wait to try them.

    Comment by VivaciousVegan - August 18th, 2007 at 7:53 pm
  2. Ooooh, a lemon masala burger sounds heavenly- I don’t think I’ve ever had anything like it. And thank you for the cookie recipe! I’m looking for simple cookies to send to a friend and might just have to try these out.
    Glad you had a fun day!

    Comment by bazu - August 18th, 2007 at 9:12 pm
  3. The best thing about these cookies is that they’re so DELICIOUS! It doesn’t need any extra ingredients, so yay!

    Comment by Emmie - August 18th, 2007 at 10:55 pm
  4. those cookies looks awesome!! thanks for share the recipe.

    Comment by johanna3 - August 19th, 2007 at 3:42 am
  5. I’ll have to try these fantastic cookies!

    Comment by Celine - August 19th, 2007 at 4:49 am
  6. The cookies look awesome! And so did the rich-looking brownies and plum cake! :d

    Comment by dreamy - August 19th, 2007 at 5:38 am
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  8. I’m totally trying these cookies. It sounds like a fun festival, with good food and a fun supermarket visit!

    Comment by theresa - August 20th, 2007 at 4:08 am
  9. Jag älskar dig, Emmie! Cookie Cookie Mjau Mjau Mjau!

    Comment by Maria - August 23rd, 2007 at 9:08 pm
  10. I did use some blackberry jam, and it was delicious. I also used ‘fruit of the forest’, strawberry, and orange marmalade. They were all good, but the blackberry and mixed fruit were the best, I think.

    Comment by theresa - August 24th, 2007 at 1:51 am
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  12. This recipes is nice and simpe. I will definetly try to make these cookies.I used to east these in Greece in the mornign while i was having a greek coffee.

    Comment by stef - June 23rd, 2009 at 12:15 pm
  13. Making these cookies right now! Loving your blog. Wish I had veg friends in my area to go to vegetarian festivals with.

    Comment by Larissa - July 4th, 2009 at 11:19 am
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  16. I just made thumbprint cookies using your recipe and they have come out perfectly and taste divine. I made two batches, one with apricot preserves and one with strawberry jam. The strawberry jam tasted better than the ones with apricot preserves, only because the strawberry jam was sweeter. Thanks for a great recipe.

    Comment by Lalitha - December 25th, 2009 at 4:15 am
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    Comment by delicious food - May 16th, 2010 at 7:49 am
  18. These were fantastic! Thanks so much for the recipe.

    Comment by Britt Bravo - December 26th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

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