Jam-filled Crater Cookies

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Drbj asked if it would be ok to substitute chocolate for the jam.

Absolutely, If you do, use melted chocolate or chocolate that has been softened. You do not want something that will take a long time to melt as your cookies will burn before the chocolate is soft.

Choices for filling in addition to jam and chocolate---

  • lemon curd
  • raisin filling
  • date filling
  • softened peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, white chocolate ships

Jam-filled crater cookies are a cousin to the thumbprint cookies. They are called crater cookies as the indentation in them is much larger than for thumbprint. This is a tender, melt in your mouth cookie that dances on your tongue.

This cookie is one that my daughter has asked me to make year after year. I actually had bought some commercially prepared ones similar to these when she was a young girl. She liked them so much that I decided to see if I could come up with a recipe and make my own.

I used an old butter recipe my Momma had used when I was a young girl and just squished them a little in the middle and added the jam. The first batch was a mess because I put too much jam in them and it overflowed like a volcano all over the cookie sheet. I learned to put jam on sparingly.

These are a quick cookie really. The 45 minutes includes 30 minutes of chilling time in the refrigerator.

My family is not big on things with nuts so I only made two with nuts. They are yummy without the nuts.

Gathering Ingredients

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Cook Time

Prep time: 45 min
Cook time: 14 min
Ready in: 59 min
Yields: 2 dozen

Easy Quick Jam Cookies

“Jam on a winter..." day......" was like tasting summer. ”

Jam on a cookie...like spring and summer!!!

— Sandra Dallas

Sugar and butter creamed

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Egg Added to Creamed Mixture

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Ingredients

  • 2 sticks butter, softened, not melted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups flour, unbleached, unbromated
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 cup jam, your favorite

Jam Print Cookie with Cream Cheese ...Yum

Flour Added to Creamed Mixture

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Dough Formed into a Ball

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Instructions

  1. Blend butter and sugar till creamy.
  2. Separate the eggs. Save the white to use to dip the cookie rounds into if you decide to use nuts; it is the agent that acts as glue to hold cookies on the cookie round. Add egg yolks to sugar and butter mixture. Blend well.
  3. Add flour and mix well. I mix briefly with a spoonula and then used my hands to gather all bits together to form one large ball of dough.
  4. Chill for 30 minutes.
  5. Form dough into cookie rounds about one inch in diameter. Dip in egg white that has been mixed to a light froth. Roll in nuts. Press down making a generous crater.
  6. Place on parchment paper on cookie sheet or use foil on cookie pan. Bake for about 14 minutes.
  7. Allow a few minutes of cooling time before removing to a wire rack for the remainder of the cooling process.

Two Cookies Rolled in Nuts

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Two Cookies That Were Rolled in Nuts

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Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cookie
Calories 110
Calories from Fat72
% Daily Value *
Fat 8 g12%
Saturated fat 3 g15%
Carbohydrates 9 g3%
Sugar 3 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 16 mg5%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi..Ttoombs....

According to my daughter who is my co cookie taster with my grandson...they are!!! This cookie melts in your mouth after you are hit with the flavor of your favorite jam!!

In a word yummmmmmilicious!!!

Thanks for stopping by

Sending Angels your way :) ps


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi..Ttoombs....

According to my daughter who is my co cookie taster with my grandson...they are!!! This cookie melts in your mouth after you are hit with the flavor of your favorite jam!!

In a word yummmmmmilicious!!!

Thanks for stopping by

Sending Angels your way :) ps


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

omg, these look to die for!


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Thanks GTW...happy b a k i n g and Happy New Year if I do not get back to you before the New Year Bells ring...Sending more angels...:) ps


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Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

Abbreviations are fine with me! My hubname is long. Now all I need to do it stop baking all of these treats!


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi GTW...does the abbreviation work for you???

Personally I thought the nuts added that nice little crunch. I made a few extras for me with the nuts. My daughter is still talking about them.

Thank goodness the holidays are almost over. Although a few more treats are in store.

Glad to see you this morning....happy days to you and yours.

Sending Angels your way :) ps


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Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

I love the added nuts. Fruit filled cookies are among my favorites and I make something like this every year. Great recipe!


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Absolutely not, drbj....I believe in chocolate everything...and why can't we just leave the crater and fill with whipped cream or ice cream ...i have to add your idea and these too to the recipe...is that ok with you? Sending Angels your way ps :)


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

These look like melt-in-your-mouth cookies, ps. Would I be drummed out of the Cookie Crater Cooperative if I substitute chocolate for jam? Just askin'.


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

You are so welcome....there are none left..thank goodness I w able to give them away as they are not on the low cal list for sure. The recipe makes only 2 dozen but can easily be doubled for those who wish to give them as gifts or have them on the cookie table.

Have a lovely day today :) ps


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rmcleve 3 years ago from Woodbridge, VA

These look lovely! I have a deep, pervasive love of jam cookies and how they get a little chewy...Thanks for the craving! :)


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

You are too funny....and I guess none of us need these to pop in our mouths...tis the season and all....sending you some Angels to help you resist :) ps


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

rajanjolly...so glad you got to stop by...If you give them a try you will become a fan...they just melt right in your mouth...Thanks for the vote. Sending Angels to you :) ps


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

I need this like I need a hole in my head. Wait a minute... that is my mouth. Scratch that. :))


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

This doesn't seem to be much work to do but looks awesome. Will surely try this cookie recipe soon.

Voted up and interesting.


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

thank you for stopping by....I am just getting ready to bake the last batch and run them to the sweet lady who waits on me at the post office. They are a treat...and easy too. Sending you angels :) ps


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Good morning Bill Sending you some sunshine from Florida although we are having our first cool days this winter...it's about 45 now outside cool for us....

Actually they are a form of thumbprint cookies but I make

'craters' so had to change the name.

Give them a try...they are yummy---Sending Angels to you and your family ....:) ps


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

I have seen them of course, but never knew they were called crater cookies. They look yummy!

Sending you blessings and hugs this wet, cold Saturday.

bill


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KDeus 3 years ago from Florida

My mouth is watering! As a child, we made the thumbprint cookies with jam, but this version of the crater cookies is one I'll have to try, especially with the nuts! Thank you for sharing! Pinned and voted up!


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

thanks, Carol. My daughter said to me this morning,

"Mom, I am going to gain so much weight if you keep making those." They are just plain yummy. Thanks for the vote and the pin...Sending you some Angels and box of these in cyperland :):) ps


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

they look good enough to grab out of the computer screen. Great enticing photo. Sound yummy...Voting Up and pinning.

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