Aged Cheddar Thumbprint Cookies

Wisconsin Cheese Aged Cheddar Thumbprint Cookies Recipe
Active Time
35 Minutes
1 1/2 Dozen



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Aged Cheddar can be used in this recipe.


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. 
  2. Cream butter and brown sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk and vanilla; beat until mixture is blended. Combine flour and salt in another bowl; gradually add to butter mixture just until moistened. Stir in cheddar.
  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in walnuts if desired. Place 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Press an indention into the center of each with your thumb or handle of a spoon. Fill each with 1/2 teaspoon jam.
  4. Bake for 11 -15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.  

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Aged cheddar is crumbly and creamy with a rich nutty flavor that becomes increasingly sharp and complex with age.

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