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Poppy Seed Thumbprints

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Kelly Pember
My oldest son is a huge fan of these thumbprints, so I make sure they're on my baking list every Christmas. Lemon peel and poppy seeds help give this crisp cookie fantastic flavor. —Kelly Pember, Wheeler, WI
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Pistachio Thumbprints

Pistachio Thumbprints

Pistachio Thumbprints

"These mild pistachio-flavored cookies disappear in a wink," says Liz Probelski of Port Washington, Wisconsin.

Chocolate Chip & Cookie Butter Thumbprints

Chocolate Chip & Cookie Butter Thumbprints

Chocolate Chip & Cookie Butter Thumbprints

I wanted to make a more festive version of chocolate chip cookies for the holidays. Since my mom's thumbprints are what I look forward to most, I decided to combine the two.—Crystal Schlueter, Northglenn, Colorado

Red Velvet Peppermint Thumbprints

Red Velvet Peppermint Thumbprints

Red Velvet Peppermint Thumbprints

Red velvet cookies and cakes are so pretty, but I always wish they had a bigger flavor. I infused these thumbprints with a peppermint pop. —Priscilla Yee, Concord, California
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Pecan Thumbprint Cookies

Pecan Thumbprint Cookies

Pecan Thumbprint Cookies

This versatile recipe couldn't be easier or yummier! Switch things up by using several different jams or jellies. —Georgia MacDonald, Dover, New Hampshire

Jeweled Thumbprints

Jeweled Thumbprints

Jeweled Thumbprints

When I moved here from Malta more than 20 years ago, a kind neighbor lady took me under her wing and baked many cookies for me. This is one of her recipes that I treasure. —Maria Debono, New York, New York

Raspberry-Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Raspberry-Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Raspberry-Almond Thumbprint Cookies

These crisp, buttery thumbprints have a hint of almond and a touch of sweetness from the raspberry jam and a light drizzle of almond glaze.—Lana White, Roy, Washington

Chocolate Caramel Thumbprints

Chocolate Caramel Thumbprints

Chocolate Caramel Thumbprints

Covered in chopped nuts and drizzled with chocolate, these cookies are delicious and pretty, too. Everybody looks forward to munching on them during the holidays. —Elizabeth Marino, San Juan Capistrano, California

Chocolate Thumbprints Cookies

Chocolate Thumbprints Cookies

Chocolate Thumbprints Cookies

My group of friends had a weekly "movie night" during winters on Martha's Vineyard, and we'd take turns making a chocolate treat to share. These terrific cookies were an instant success. Once they debuted, I had to make them many more times. —Laura Bryant German, W. Warren, Massachusetts

German Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

German Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

German Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

I love anything with the German chocolate combination of chocolate, pecans and coconut. The taste is most often associated with cake—until now! —Kathleen Morrow, Hubbard, Ohio

Walnut Thumbprints

Walnut Thumbprints

Walnut Thumbprints

Out of all my cookie recipes, I get the most requests for this one. A friend gave the recipe to me years ago and it's become our family's favorite.

Pecan Pie Thumbprints

Pecan Pie Thumbprints

Pecan Pie Thumbprints

A good buttery dough and nutty filling take time to make, but the results are so worth it. After munching on a few, I think you'll agree.— Peggy Key, Grant, Alabama
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