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Thumbprint Cookies

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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.

Red Velvet Peppermint Thumbprints

Red Velvet Peppermint Thumbprints

Red Velvet Peppermint Thumbprints

I love red velvet cookies and cakes but always wished they had more taste. So, for this thumbprint cookie, I added my favorite holiday flavor, peppermint.—Priscilla Yee, Concord, California

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
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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.

Eggnog Thumbprints

Eggnog Thumbprints

Eggnog Thumbprints

These cute cookie bites always get a recipe request. They make special holiday gifts and freeze well, too.— Mary Ann Ludwig, Edwardsville, Illinois

Chocolate Pecan Thumbprints

Chocolate Pecan Thumbprints

Chocolate Pecan Thumbprints

Every Christmas for over 30 years, I have rolled, cut, shaped and baked batches cookies for family and friends. These melt-in-your-mouth morsels with a dollop of chocolate in the center are among my favorites.—Jim Ries, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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