Jeweled Coconut Thumbprints

Prep Time 20 min
Cook Time 12 Min
Servings 36
Difficulty Easy


  • No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1 large egg, separated
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups Sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/3 cup Smucker's® Apricot Preserves or any variety Smucker's® Preserves
  • Powdered sugar


  • Step 1

    HEAT oven to 350°F. Coat baking sheet with no-stick cooking spray. Stir flour and salt in small bowl until blended. Beat butter and sugar in medium bowl with mixer on medium speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add egg yolk and vanilla. Beat until blended. Gradually add flour mixture on low speed until blended. Cover and chill 1 hour.

  • Step 2

    BEAT egg white in shallow bowl with fork until foamy. Place coconut in separate shallow bowl. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Dip each into egg white, then roll in coconut. Place on prepared baking sheet 2 inches apart. Using back of teaspoon or your thumb, make rounded indentation in center of each cookie.

  • Step 3

    BAKE 10 to 12 minutes or until cookie is set and coconut is light golden brown. Reshape indentations if necessary. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon preserves into each indentation. Cool on baking sheet 5 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar just before serving.