Who can resist the charm of thumbprint cookies? Elevate your baking game by crafting these bite-sized, flavor-packed delights. Whether a cookie-baking newbie or a seasoned pro, these thumbprint cookie recipes are your passport to creating sweet, thumbprint cookies at home. The whole family will love classic jam-filled gems and innovative twists and the endless possibilities these little guys bring to your cookie jar. So, whether you’re sharing them with loved ones or keeping them all to yourself (we won’t judge), may your thumbprint cookies bring joy to every bite.
Chocolate Cherry Blossom Cookies
Chocolate cherry blossom cookies pair the sweet, fruity taste of cherries with the timeless appeal of chocolate. This chocolate cherry cookie recipe makes a batch of cute pink cookies and each one is topped with a Hershey’s kiss.
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Raspberry Hazelnut Thumbprint Cookies
Prepare to be smitten by the irresistible charm of raspberry hazelnut thumbprint cookies. The moist dough and delectable raspberry jam filling create a delightful pairing that’s perfect for enjoying with a morning cup of coffee or a comforting mug of hot chocolate. These classic thumbprint cookies with a hazelnut twist are a must-try recipe for anyone seeking a delightful and easy-to-make treat.
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Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
The holidays are right around the corner so why not share some love with someone special? These chocolate thumbprint cookies are sure to brighten someone’s day. They are filled with a sweet, creamy buttercream and topped with holiday sprinkles.
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Thumbprint cookies make a wonderful holiday cookie with their easy preparation and minimal ingredients. A soft, buttery and chewy almond flour cookie is coated in crunchy chopped pecans, flavored with vanilla and almond extracts, then filled with your favorite jam.
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Delicious Turtle Thumbprint Cookies
Treat your friends and family to these turtle thumbprint cookies. They are soft chocolate cookies that are rolled in crunchy pecans, complete with a gooey caramel center and chocolate drizzle!
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Lemon Curd Cookies (Thumbprint!)
Lemon curd cookies are a delicious, refreshing treat that’s perfect around the year. They’re easy to make and only require a few simple ingredients. They’re loaded with lemony flavor and a light and fluffy texture.
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Almond Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
These healthy chocolate thumbprint cookies have a buttery almond flavor, are gluten and grain free and guaranteed to please everyone. In my family, the holidays are pretty much synonymous with indulging. From Thanksgiving straight through to New Year’s there is food, food and more food.
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Tart Cherry Fudge Thumbprints
These cherry fudge thumbprints are like a decadent brownie with a tart center, perfect for Valentine’s day or holiday baking, or anytime you want to tuck into some delicious homemade cookies.
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S’Mores Thumbprint Cookies (Just 5 Ingredients)
S’mores thumbprint cookies (with only five ingredients) have melted chocolate centers that are then topped with perfectly toasted marshmallow fluff.
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Chocolate Mint Thumbprint Cookies
Soft chocolate thumbprint cookies that have a delicious mint fudge center and are drizzled with chocolate. These Chocolate Mint Fudge Thumbprint Cookies are the perfect holiday cookie for cookie trays.
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Caramel Apple Spice Thumbprints
Similar to snickerdoodles and inspired by homemade caramel apples, caramel apple spice thumbprints are completely irresistible. These fall cookies are filled with homemade caramel and spiced with cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg.
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Peanut Butter Jam Thumbprints
These peanut butter jam thumbprints combine extra soft peanut butter cookies, salty peanuts, and a sweet jam filling. Use your favorite jelly flavors like strawberry, grape, or raspberry. Add a simple drizzle of peanut butter white chocolate for extra flair.
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Almond Pulp Cookies
Thumbprint almond pulp cookies are the easiest and tastiest way to use leftover almond pulp from homemade almond milk – a gluten-free & vegan recipe using almond pulp and oat flour.
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Thumbprint Cookies (Jam-Filled)
These vegan thumbprint cookies are buttery, soft shortbread cookies with chewy blueberry or apricot jam centers. They are perfectly customizable holiday cookies, so change the filling, glaze them, or sprinkle them with your toppings.
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Date Nut Cookies
Date nut cookies are all-time favorite treats! They’re sweet, chewy, and full of flavor and can be made in no time at home. Date thumbprint cookies are a variation of the classic treat that is sure to land on your cookie tray every holiday season.
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Thumbprint cookies are made with a simple German buttery shortbread cookie recipe filled with a dollop of jam. Our cookies bring together a rich dough and a dollop of jam, creating a mix of melt-in-your-mouth texture.
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Cherry Chocolate Blossom Cookies
Cherry chocolate blossom cookies are the rich, chocolatey treat you need in your life right now. Made with a fudgy cookie base and baked with a whole maraschino cherry in the center before being drizzled with a chocolate cherry ganache, these chocolate cherry thumbprint cookies are perfect for serving all year round.
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Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprint Cookies
Chocolate peppermint thumbprint cookies are a soft and chewy treat that’s made with refrigerated cookie dough and Hershey’s Peppermint Kisses! An easy-to-make sweet treat that’s ready in under 35 minutes.
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Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies
These are seriously delicious cookies. Buttery almond and vanilla shortbread cookies filled with raspberry jam and drizzled with glaze.
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Red Velvet Thumbprint Cookies
Soft, chewy red velvet cookies filled with white chocolate fudge and drizzled with chocolate! These Red Velvet Thumbprint Cookies make the perfect Christmas or Valentine’s Day treat. Plus, they freeze great!
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