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Poland, Sweden, or East Europe



OTHER NAMES: Sunny thumbprint Cookies, Hallongrotta (means "Raspberry cave" in Swedish) [1], bird’s nest cookies, butter ball or Polish tea cake [2]


The name, Thumbprint, came from the way of making this cookie, in which one will press with the thumb in the center of the cookie dough for jam filling later. The jam is either filled while baking the cookies or after it has been baked. [3]


Creation of the thumbprint cookie is around 19th century. [4] However, there is still dispute of its origin. It is often credit to either the people of Poland, Sweden or the Jewish people of Eastern Europe. [5]


Thumbprint is such a versatile cookie that has so many variations and they are very popular holiday cookies too. [6] A very attractive, appetizing recipe called “Thumbprint Cookie with Hershey Chocolate” is one of the most popular choices. [6]



Butter, sugar, eggs, baking powder, all purpose flour, flavoring, jam or preserve filling


Optional: margarine, coconut, salt, pecans, hazelnuts brown sugar, filling with chocolate, toffee, pumpkin butter, or icing

Using a Thumb to Press on center of cookie dough

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Evolution of Ice Cream, 16"x20"

Ice Cream first appeared in history around 5000 years ago, and how does it evolved over time until today?

Alchemy of Tea, 16"x20"

Poster that illustrates the beauty of Tea Making

Cookie Phone Case, black

(iphone 4-7, Samsung Galaxy S4-S7)

Fill your phone with cookies and discover their origin of place and time!

Genesis of Cookies, 16"x20"

Poster that illustrates the origin of cookies with place & time of invention

Cookies Con Amore

Handmade Italian Assorted Jelly Filled Walnut Thumbprint Cookies 9 Oz.

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