Welcome to Fall: Easy Beer Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

Yesterday, I was feeling a bit unlike myself and needed something to do. I had just bought Rowan Beer Jelly at the Etsy Canada market on the weekend, and was craving some scones. After browsing a few recipes, I realized I didn’t have what I needed for scones, but I immediately thought of Rowan’s favourite cookies (peak frean jelly cookies) and decided on thumbprint cookies with jelly on top.

I could feel the hot weather starting to break yesterday, and knew the cool air was going to make a comeback for a start to fall. To be honest, I wanted fall to come back, but now that it’s here I’m wishing I could go without my sweater again. Lucky for me, the weather in Japan is supposed to be pretty lovely while we are there, although I’m told not to forget my sweater.

These were a hit with Rowan (and Locke who spent most of her day in the kitchen trying to figure out how to eat them), and I will definitely be making them again soon. Enjoy!

Beer Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

  • Servings: 1 Dozen
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  1. Pre-heat Oven to 325
  2. Cream butter & sugar until fluffy
  3. Add vanilla and combine well
  4. Slowly mix the flour with the sugar/vanilla/butter mixture on a low speed until combined
  5. Roll 1-2 inch balls and place on the cooking sheet
  6. Using your thumb (or other fingers) create a well in the middle of the cookie for jelly to sit.
  7. Add Jelly to the center of the cookie.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes or until the cookies begin to lightly brown.

  • Amanda | Maple Alps

    These look tasty! I really want to bake cookies now!

  • Amber Hill

    Such and easy AND tasty looking recipe! Thanks for sharing. XO

  • Samantha

    These look so good! I need to get my hands on some of that jelly!

  • Beer jelly sounds amazing – these look so delicious!

  • Denay DeGuzman

    How I love Jelly Thumbprint Cookies! It reminds me of baking with family during the holidays. I’d love to get my daughters, sister and niece together and bake up several batches of this seasonal goodness. It’s a great way to make new memories together.

  • I don’t think I’ve ever tried beer jelly. I’ll have to look for some. I do love thumbprint cookies and yours look and sound heavenly.

  • Beer jelly?!? I need to try that out! And those cookies look delicious!