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Oatmeal Forest Berries Thumbprints Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword cookies, oatmeal
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 31 minutes
Calories 4145 kcal


  • 1 cup almond 1 cup almond
  • 1.25 cup oats 1 1/4 cup quick cooking rolled oats
  • 1 cup unbleached all purpose flour 1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 0.25 tsp salt 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tbsps unsalted butter 6 tablespoons softened unsalted butter
  • 0.5 cup Crisco 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening Crisco
  • 0.5 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 eggs 1 large yolk of egg(s)
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 0.5 cup jam 1/2 cup Forest Berries jam


  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350°. Line 2 baking sheets with either parchment paper or use a Silpat sheet. (If neither are available grease the two baking sheets with unsalted butter.)

  2. Place the almonds in the bowl of a food processor and grind finely. Transfer the almonds to a shallow bowl and set aside.

  3. In a medium bowl whisk together the oats, flour and salt. Set aside.

  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer, using the paddle attachment, beat the butter, shortening, and brown sugar at medium speed until light and creamy. Beat in the egg until well blended, scraping down the sides if necessary. Beat in the vanilla extract. At low speed incorporate the oats until well blended. Let it rest for 15 to 30 minutes if time permitting.

  5. Pinch off pieces of the dough and shape into 1-inch balls. Roll one of the balls in the ground almond, coating completely. Place the ball on the cookie sheet and flatten it slightly with the palm of your hand. Press your thumb into the center of the cookie to form an indentation. (if pressed to hard and the cookie lose his round shape, push the edges back together to have it all round)

  6. Spoon about ½ teaspoon of the forest berries jam into the indentation filling it. Repeat with the remaining dough balls arranging them 1 ½ inch apart on the baking sheet.

  7. Bake the cookies, one sheet at the time, for 14 to 16 minutes, until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  8. Dust the cookies with sifted powder sugar before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Oatmeal Forest Berries Thumbprints Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 4145 Calories from Fat 2277
% Daily Value*
Fat 253g389%
Saturated Fat 76g475%
Cholesterol 344mg115%
Sodium 753mg33%
Potassium 1846mg53%
Carbohydrates 421g140%
Fiber 32g133%
Sugar 197g219%
Protein 63g126%
Vitamin A 2335IU47%
Vitamin C 14.9mg18%
Calcium 619mg62%
Iron 17.8mg99%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.