thumbprint cookies with chocolate icing on white plate

Thumbprint Cookies

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!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas cookie recipes, cookie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 246kcal
Author Michelle



  • 1 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 21/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Chocolate frosting:

  • 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.
  • Enjoy!


5 SmartPoints per cookie on the WW FreeStyle Plan


Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 320IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1.4mg