Huckleberry Jammers

If you are looking for a delicious huckleberry holiday treat, try Huckleberry Jammers.

If you read the story from Becky Sue on Baking the Goods, you’ll find that the poor gal nearly paid a small fortunate for the huckleberries to make these cookies!  They call them ‘purple gold’ for a reason!!  Especially this year, where there seems to be a big shortage (who wanted to dodge the fires trying to pick huckleberries?).

Instead, she bought a jar of huckleberry jam!  NOTE: You can find all kinds of huckleberry jam on our Tastes of Idaho website!

So, she does not list a recipe on the site, but I image any thumbprint cookie recipe will do, so I have found one on the All Recipes website:

Huckleberry Jammers (or Thumbprint Cookies)

Huckleberry Jammers (or Thumbprint Cookies)


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 2/3 cup any flavor fruit jam -- huckleberry preferred!
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets.
  2. Separate egg, reserving egg white. Cream butter or margarine, sugar, and egg yolk.
  3. Add vanilla, flour and salt, mixing well.
  4. Shape dough into balls. Roll in egg white, then walnuts. Place on cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove cookies from oven. With thumb, dent each cookie. Put jelly or preserves in each thumbprint. Bake for another 8 minutes



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