Sweet, Yet Healthy Holiday Cookies

Apricot-Rosemary Thumbprints

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Apricot-Rosemary Thumbprints

Apricot-Rosemary Thumbprints - The fruity filling makes this cookies classic so popular. You wont be able to resist and will definitely have more then just one.Photo: Wenke Gürtler

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Health Score:
6,8 / 10
20 min.
ready in 45 min.
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Nutritional values

Compared to classic thumbprints, this variant is healthier, because we have replaced white flour and refined sugar with the smarter variants spelt flour type 1050 and raw cane sugar.

The narrow leaves of rosemary are bursting with essential oils, especially oleum rosemary. They also contain a lot of tannins and bitter substances. All of these combine to give rosemary its health benefits as well as its intensely aromatic and slightly bitter taste - and that gives these cookies a special twist!

Linz cookies, hussar doughnuts or even thumbprint cookies - they all have the fruity filling of jam or marmalade in common. Common jams contain between 50 and 60 grams of sugar. In fruit spreads, which advertise a high fruit content of 70 to over 75 percent, the sugar content is often around 40 percent, but sometimes also significantly lower. It is therefore worth studying labels if you want to save sugar!

1 biscuit contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie85 kcal(4 %)
Protein2 g(2 %)
Fat4 g(3 %)
Carbohydrates11 g(7 %)
Sugar added4 g(16 %)
Roughage0.9 g(3 %)
Vitamin A0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin D0.1 μg(1 %)
Vitamin E0.3 mg(3 %)
Vitamin K1.1 μg(2 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0 mg(0 %)
Niacin0.5 mg(4 %)
Vitamin B₆0 mg(0 %)
Folate7 μg(2 %)
Pantothenic acid0.2 mg(3 %)
Biotin1.2 μg(3 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C1 mg(1 %)
Potassium51 mg(1 %)
Calcium7 mg(1 %)
Magnesium9 mg(3 %)
Iron0.7 mg(5 %)
Iodine0.4 μg(0 %)
Zinc0.3 mg(4 %)
Saturated fatty acids2.4 g
Uric acid13 mg
Cholesterol17 mg
Development of this recipe:


1 Shortcrust pastry (cookie dough according to basic recipe)
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
1 tsp Lime zest
½ cup Apricot jam
1 Tbsp powdered sugar
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The apricot and rosemary thumbprints are based on the simple cookie dough (short pastry), click here for the recipe.


Kitchen utensils

1 Rolling pin, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Knife

Preparation steps


First prepare the dough according to the basic recipe. You can find the link to the recipe "Cookie dough" under product recommendation or via our search function.


Chop the rosemary finely. Knead into the shortcrust pastry together with the lime zest.


Form cookie dough into small balls roughly the size of a cherry tomato. place balls on to a parchment lined baking sheet and with a wet thumb or the round end of a wooden spoon make an indentation into the ball, flattening it slightly.


Fill the indent with the jam making sure not to overfill (about 1 tesp). Bake the cookies in a preheated oven at 180 °C/ 350 °F (convection 160 °C/325 °F) for 15 minutes until golden brown. Remove and allow to cool.


Dust with powdered sugar before serving.