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Air Fryer Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Published by: Chef Alison Stringer • Updated: January 25, 2024 • Checked By: Chef Matty Riedel

Imagine the sweet aroma of freshly baked cookies wafting through your kitchen and the tangy scent of strawberry jam. These Air Fryer Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies are a treat for your taste buds and a feast for your eyes. Perfectly golden with a glossy strawberry centre, they’re ideal for your afternoon tea or coffee break.

Let’s dive into the world of air-fried delicacies!

Air Fryer Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Air Fryer Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies
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PREP TIME 15 minutes
COOK TIME 10 minutes
COURSE Cakes and Bakes, Snacks
SERVINGS 12 cookies
CALORIES 152 kcal



  • 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted butter softened
  • 1/4 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup Powdered sugar for dusting
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • a pinch Salt
  • 1/4 cup Strawberry jam



  • In a mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the vanilla extract and mix well.
  • Gradually add the all-purpose flour and a pinch of salt, mixing until a soft dough forms.


  • Using a cookie scoop or spoon, scoop out small balls of dough and place them on a parchment-lined tray. Gently press the center of each ball with your thumb to create a small well.
  • Fill each well with a teaspoon of strawberry jam.

Air Frying

  • Preheat your air fryer to 350°F (175°C). Place the cookies in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not touching. Cook for 8-minutes or until golden brown.
  • Once done, remove the cookies and let them cool on a wire rack.
  • Dust with powdered sugar for that extra touch of sweetness.
Chefs Tips
  • Butter – Ensure your butter is softened but not melted. This gives the cookies their delicate texture.
  • Jam – Feel free to experiment with different jams or preserves. Raspberry or apricot jam can be delightful alternatives.
  • Air Fryer – Every air fryer is different. Keep an eye on your cookies during the first batch to determine the perfect cooking time for your machine.
Nutritional Information
Calories: 152kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 1gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 4mgPotassium: 19mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 236IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg
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Summing Up

These Air Fryer Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies are the epitome of simplicity meeting flavour. With the perfect balance of buttery goodness and fruity jam, they’re bound to be a hit at any gathering. So, why wait? Give this recipe a whirl, and let the magic of air frying bring joy to your kitchen!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Use Whole Wheat Flour Instead Of All-Purpose Flour?

Yes, you can substitute whole wheat flour, but it may alter the texture slightly.

What If I Don’t Have An Air Fryer?

You can bake these in a regular oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Can I Store These Cookies?

Absolutely! Store them in an airtight container for up to a week.

I hope you enjoy making and indulging in these delightful cookies! Happy baking! 

Chef Alison Stringer
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