Guava Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies

Guava cream cheese cookies

The fluffiest, softest Guava Cream Cheese Cookies made in a thumbprint style! These cuties aren't overly sweet and melt in your mouth. The base is a soft, fluffy cream cheese cookie and it's topped with a sweet fruity guava paste. Dust it in powdered sugar and you're ready to munch on these addicting cookies.

cook Time: 2H 3omin


– 2½ cups all-purpose flour – 1 teaspoon baking powder – ¼ teaspoon salt – 8 oz full-fat cream cheese – ½ cup unsalted butter, softened – 1 cup sugar – 1 egg – ½ teaspoon vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon almond extract – 2 oz guava paste, or guava marmalade/jam – confectioners' sugar, for dusting


Whisk together the all purpose flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until it's smooth. Add the butter and beat until it's fully combined. Add in the sugar and continue to beat until the mixture is creamy. Beat in the egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Add in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and continue to beat until the cookie dough comes together. Cover and chill the dough for up to 2 hours.


Remove the dough from the fridge and roll it into balls that are about 1-1.5 tablespoons large between the palm of your hands. Arrange the dough on the baking sheet so there are a few inches in between each cookie.


With the back of a spoon or using your thumb, create an indent in the middle. At this point, put the cookies in the freezer for 10 minutes to chill them.


Take the cookies out of the freezer and spoon ½ teaspoon of guava paste into the center of the cookies. Bake for 13-16 minutes until the cookies lightly brown on the sides and have browned on the bottom.

Allow the cookies to cool on a rack. Serve with a sprinkle of powdered sugar.