Red Pepper Jelly and Bacon Thumbprint Cookies


  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks) softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1 jar Braswell's Red Pepper Jelly
  • 3 strips of bacon (cooked and chopped)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixer, cream the butter and sugar until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until combined. Add the flour in 1/2 cup increments and mix until combined. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes Roll the dough into 1" diameter balls, then place them on a parchment lined baking sheet. Using your thumb or a spoon, make a small well in the middle of the cookie. Press down gently or the cookie will fall apart. Do not press all the way to the cookie sheet! Bake for 12-15 minutes or until slightly firm. Slide the parchment off the cookie sheet and allot the cookies to cool on the counter. When they are cool, fill each cookie with a generous spoonful of Braswell's Red Pepper Jelly. Sprinkle with bacon bits. Enjoy!