Thumbprint Cookie Recipes

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Staff Picks

Salted Caramel Chocolate Pecan Cookies

Rating: 4.45 stars
This shortbread-style thumbprint cookie is light and flaky. The salted caramel and dark chocolate add a delicious richness. This won first place at a recent neighborhood cookie swap.

White Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Rating: 4.92 stars
Colorful cookies, sure to be a hit during the holiday season. Use any variety of jam for the center. Cookies may be refrigerated to set chocolate.

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Rating: 4.74 stars
Raspberry-filled, fragile, buttery pecan-crusted cookies. They remind me of a miniature pie in flavor and looks. They are a delicious cookie any time of the year, but especially perfect for the holiday season. Other fillings can be used; any jelly, jam, candied fruit or tinted powdered sugar icing. Our family favorite is raspberry jam.

Apricot Cream Cheese Thumbprints

Rating: 4.44 stars
These always look so pretty on the cookie plates I give for Christmas.

Zebra Cookies

Rating: 4.33 stars
A very festive thumbprint style cookie. A treat for the eyes as well as the tastebuds.

White Chocolate-Orange-Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies

Rating: 3 stars
Nutty pistachio cookies filled with creamy, citrusy white chocolate are an impressive and tasty little treat!

Eggnog Thumbprints

Rating: 4.34 stars
Thumbprint cookies with a delicious filling, these are perfect for Christmas. Does not use eggnog, but they have an eggnog taste. You can substitute 1/4 teaspoon rum extract and 1 tablespoon milk for the rum.

Salted Caramel Coconut Macaroons

Rating: 3.8 stars
Fill those thumbprints with caramel and a sprinkle of sea salt. Gilding the lily? Maybe! But it might just be your new favorite. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container, with waxed paper or parchment paper separating layers, up to 3 days, or frozen up to 3 months.

Thumbprint Cookies I

Rating: 4.32 stars
I usually make these around Christmas.

Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints

Rating: 4.66 stars
Shortbread thumbprint cookie filled with raspberry jam, and drizzled with glaze.

Pecan Pie Cookies

Rating: 4.52 stars
Wonderful mini pecan pies. Perfect for cookie parties where you want to make something slightly different. You can spice up the cookies by adding cinnamon, ginger, or nutmeg to the cookie mix!

Chocolate Thumbprints I

Rating: 4.25 stars
A chocolate cookie that is rolled in nuts, with thumbprint filled with white icing and topped with a chocolate kiss.

Inspiration and Ideas

Perfect Thumbprint Cookies

Rating: Unrated
"Perfect—tastes fantastic and looks beautiful! The texture of the shortbread is perfection, and the buttery not-too-sweet flavor complements the jam wonderfully." – Kim

Rosenmunnar (Swedish Thumbprint Cookies)

Rating: Unrated
"A dream! They only have 3 ingredients and make a ton." – saramedrano

Thumbprint Shortbread Cookies

Rating: 3.88 stars

Buttery, melt in your mouth shortbread chocolate cookies!!!