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Thumbprint Cookies

Looking for recipes for thumbprint cookies? Taste of Home has the best thumbprint cookie recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

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

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.
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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

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!

Apricot-Pecan Thumbprint Cookies

Apricot-Pecan Thumbprint Cookies

Apricot-Pecan Thumbprint Cookies

I enjoy experimenting with cake mixes to make new cookie recipes. I love apricot, but feel free to fill the thumbprint in the center of these goodies with any fruit preserve you like. —Nancy Johnson, Laverne, Oklahoma

Black Forest Thumbprint Cookies

Black Forest Thumbprint Cookies

Black Forest Thumbprint Cookies

My creation is special because I have captured the flavors of two classic desserts, Black Forest Cake and Cherries Jubilee in a cookie. The fudgy chocolate cookie is filled with a no-coo cherry mixture. Chopped almonds compliment the amaretto flavor in the filling and the cookie is an eye-catcher and oh-so pretty to serve during the holidays.—Barbara Estabrook, Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Jam Thumbprint Cookies

Jam Thumbprint Cookies

When I was four, Mom and I would don our aprons and I would pretend we were bakers named Marge and Betty. Though we dropped that routine, we still make Christmas cookies together every year. —Rebecca Little, Park Ridge, Illinois

Chocolate Covered Cherry Thumbprints

Chocolate Covered Cherry Thumbprints

Chocolate Covered Cherry Thumbprints

When I dig out my best cookie recipes, they remind me of baking when my children were little. These thumbprints with cherries elicit sweet memories. —Deborah Puette, Lilburn, GA

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
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