Thumbprint Cookie Recipes

Old fashioned, shortbread or with nuts, our classic thumbprint cookie recipes just can’t be matched! Fill you and your guests up with these recipes.

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Carrot Spice Thumbprint Cookies

7 reviews

Carrot cake is a family favorite, and these delicious cookies with shredded carrots, dried cranberries, toasted walnuts, cinnamon and cloves taste very similar. They’re even topped with a rich cream cheese frosting. With each cookie it feels as if you’re eating a piece of carrot cake, but no fork is needed! —Susan Bickta, Kutztown, Pennsylvania

Baklava Thumbprint Cookies

12 reviews

The topping on my sister-in-law's peach cobbler was so delicious that I asked for the recipe; then I decided to...


Cranberry-Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies

2 reviews

For years, I made Swedish thumbprint cookies with raspberry jam and walnuts. Now at Christmas, I use pistachios and cranberries...


Poppy Seed Thumbprints

12 reviews

My oldest son is a huge fan of these thumbprints, so I make sure they're on my baking list every...


Jeweled Thumbprints

3 reviews

When I moved here from Malta more than 20 years ago, a kind neighbor lady took me under her wing...

Cream Cheese Turtle Cups

2 reviews

Sometimes the best thing about a cookie is the memories made. My daughter and I love to make and eat...


Coconut Joys

6 reviews

If you like coconut, you’ll love these no-bake, no-fuss sweets. They are cute as can be and make a satisfying...

Strawberry Cream Cookies

23 reviews

These delicate cream cheese cookies look lovely on a tea tray or dessert platter. Feel free to experiment with other...


Apricot-Pecan Thumbprint Cookies

I enjoy experimenting with cake mixes to make new cookie recipes. I love apricot, but feel free to fill the...


Sacher Torte Cookies

5 reviews

This cookie recipe will be a hit whether you are making it for your family or for a potluck. Apricot...


Rhubarb-Filled Cookies

9 reviews

I won a blue ribbon at our local fair for these tender cookies. They're so pretty with the ruby-red filling...

Pecan Pie Cookies

1 review

My family loves pecans. In fact, we have pecan pie at Thanksgiving and this pecan pie cookies recipe at Christmas!...


Holiday Thumbprint Cookies

3 reviews

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


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Raspberry Pistachio Thumbprints

11 reviews

Thumbprint cookies are a Christmas classic, and I especially like my updated version with pistachios. The rich, buttery bites are...


No-Bake Chocolate Hazelnut Thumbprints

Years ago, a friend gave me a recipe for chocolate peanut treats that didn't require baking. I thought it...


Peanut Butter Pie Cookies

1 review

I love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter, but my favorite—peanut butter pie—is tough to eat on the go....

Chocolate Caramel Thumbprints

26 reviews

Covered in chopped nuts and drizzled with chocolate, these cookies are delicious and pretty, too. Everybody looks forward to munching...


Berry Shortbread Dreams

47 reviews

Raspberry jam adds fruity sweetness to these rich raspberry-filled shortbread cookies. They will absolutely melt in your mouth! —Mildred Sherrer,...


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Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

46 reviews

My group of friends had a weekly "movie night" during winters on Martha's Vineyard, and we'd take turns making a...


Jeweled Coconut Drops

13 reviews

Red raspberry preserves add a festive flair to these tender coconut drops. Perfect for potlucks and cookie exchanges, these shaped...