Are you looking for a great Thumbprint Cookie recipe for the upcoming holidays? These Thumbprint Cookies are going to be a hit at the dessert table. Of course, that is assuming they last long enough to make it there!
How do you make Thumbprint cookies, though? I know it looks like they would be a trickier cookie recipe to figure out, but truth be told, these are much easier than you might think. They are almost as easy to make as they are to eat! In fact, this Thumbprint Cookie recipe comes from us from Reader Kristy K. Thank you Kristy for sharing your recipe with us!
These Thumbprint cookies will definitely be a hit at any holiday dessert table. They work well for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and even Christmas!
Thumbprint cookies are a well-liked cookie, but they also aren’t one of the standards that you always see on dessert tables. That means that you will make a statement with these cookies and everyone will remember them. Let’s be real here, no one remembers who brought the sugar cookies, or chocolate chip, because that’s what everyone brings. Let’s shake it up!
WHY IT WORKS
- Everyone needs something more than a sugar cookie or chocolate recipe to have on hand
- Works well for any holiday or gathering.
- They are easy to make and delicious.
- Add sprinkles or candy pieces on top of the filling
- Grab the jelly jars and fill with your favorite fruit jelly
- Have Hershey Kisses laying around? Insert them into the center of these Thumbprint Cookies
- Freeze the dough and bake in smaller batches if you don’t want an entire batch quite yet
- Make sure that you don’t brown these cookies in the oven as you do not over bake these cookies
- Be sure to cool the cookies completely before eating so that the chocolate has time to set
WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE THUMBPRINT COOKIES
1 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1/2 tsp vanilla
21/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
HOW TO MAKE THUMBPRINT COOKIES
Preheat oven at 300 degrees.
Cream butter, gradually add sugar, beat until fluffy. Add egg yolks, beat. In a separate bowl, combine flour and salt.
Mix all ingredients. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar. Press thumb into balls making an indention. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 17 minutes. Do not brown.
Cool on wire racks.
Combine sugar, cocoa, and milk in a saucepan. Boil for a minute and a half stirring constantly.
Remove from heat, add butter and vanilla. Keep stirring until it thickens.
Spoon chocolate into indention on cookies.
Let sit until chocolate sets.
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- 1 cup butter
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 21/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven at 300 degrees.
- Cream butter, gradually add sugar, beat until fluffy. Add egg yolks, beat. In a separate bowl, combine flour and salt.
- Mix all ingredients. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar. Press thumb into balls making an indention. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 17 minutes. Do not brown.
- Cool on wire racks.
- Combine sugar, cocoa, and milk in a saucepan. Boil for a minute and a half stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat, add butter and vanilla. Keep stirring until it thickens.
- Spoon chocolate into indentions on cookies.
- Let sit until chocolate sets.