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Thumbprint Cookies

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Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies

Looking for a lighter alternative to traditional Christmas cookies? Try these pretty jam-filled thumbprints. The melt-in-your-mouth treats have a buttery taste and get a nice crunch from chopped pecans.

Chocolate Hazelnut Thumbprints

Chocolate Hazelnut Thumbprints

Chocolate Hazelnut Thumbprints

Since we live in hazelnut country, I love making these special cookies for festive occasions. I usually bake two or three batches for parties and homemade gifts. They're yummy tasting and cute as can be!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprints

Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprints

Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprints

The popular combination of chocolate and peanut butter is hard to beat...and the cream filling in these cookies takes them beyond the ordinary!—Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania
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Pine Nut Thumbprints

Pine Nut Thumbprints

Pine Nut Thumbprints

Want to try a variation on the classic thumbprint cookie? Give my recipe a try. I use pine nuts, orange juice and marmalade to create a crunchy, citrusy holiday cookie that everyone likes.

Thumbprint Butter Cookies

Thumbprint Butter Cookies

Thumbprint Butter Cookies

Filled with a variety of fruity jams, these delightful thumbprints would be a colorful choice for a cookie exchange!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Golden Thumbprints

Golden Thumbprints

Golden Thumbprints

“These cookies taste as good as they look,” says Loraine Meyer. The Bend, Oregon cook often rolls them in walnuts and bakes them for friends and family at Christmas.

White Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprints

White Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprints

White Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprints

When I pass around the cookie tray, all eyes land on these fancy thumbprints. The white chocolate filling and dab of jewel-toned jam will satisfy the most discriminating sweet tooth.

Raspberry Thumbprints

Raspberry Thumbprints

Raspberry Thumbprints

Berry jam really complements these tender, buttery treats rolled in nuts. With a ruby-red center, they're especially nice for the holiday season.—Linda Harrington, Hudson, New Hampshire

Poppy Seed Thumbprints

Poppy Seed Thumbprints

Poppy Seed Thumbprints

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

German Chocolate Thumbprints

German Chocolate Thumbprints

German Chocolate Thumbprints

“These make a pretty holiday presentation if they are placed in red or gold foil candy cups or on a red or gold foil doily.” —Donna Marie Ryan, Topsfield, Massachusetts

Chocolate-Almond Thumbprints

Chocolate-Almond Thumbprints

Chocolate-Almond Thumbprints

With a piped chocolate center, these special-looking thumbprints are almost too pretty to eat. The ground almonds, almond paste and extract will have fans of those nuts drooling.
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