Fig ’n’ Flax Thumbprint Cookies

November/December 2009

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We love how the ground flax adds a nutty flavor and the brown sugar caramelizes on the outside of these thumbprint cookies. Fig preserves make this cookie special; other fruit preserves could be used as well.

"I loved these - really came out perfectly - one question for anyone - would it work as well to substitute a festive sanding sugar in place of the brown sugar in the final step? "
Fig ’n’ Flax Thumbprint Cookies

13 Reviews for Fig ’n’ Flax Thumbprint Cookies


My whole family loves these cookies and they worked well a a gift. My 5 year old son calls them jelly donuts. I will make them often.


OMG! as my daughter would say! I feel like I have died and gone to heaven! I love Flax anything and this recipe looks amazing. Thank you for the recipe. I cannot wait to try it.


These cookies are fantastic. Remember to use one hand to dip in the egg white and the other to roll in the flax/sugar mixture. Keeps things clean.

I made 2 doz cookies and they were quite small; next time I'll try to make 2 1/2 dozen; they will be even smaller.

I used black mission fig preserves - very sweet. These cookies are delicious.


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