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Thumbprint Cookies

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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
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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

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

Pistachio Thumbprints

Pistachio Thumbprints

Pistachio Thumbprints

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

Thumbprint Butter Cookies

Thumbprint Butter Cookies

These buttery little rounds add beautiful color to a platter of treats. Fill the thumbprint in the center with any fruit preserves you like. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Holiday Thumbprint Cookies

Holiday Thumbprint Cookies

Holiday Thumbprint Cookies

Speckled with chopped nuts and topped with a candied cherry, these tender cookies will disappear fast.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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

Raspberry Pistachio Thumbprints

Raspberry Pistachio Thumbprints

Raspberry Pistachio Thumbprints

Thumbprint cookies are a Christmas classic, but I like my updated version with pistachios. The rich, buttery bites are not only delicious, but they are also pretty enough to give for gifts—if you manage to share them! —Laura Murphy, Columbus, Mississippi

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

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

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.

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
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