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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    How to Make Red Velvet Cookies for Your Holiday Cookie Plate

    With their cream cheese filling and coat of sugar, colorful red velvet cookies are a fun twist on the classic thumbprint cookie.

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    Red Velvet Thumbprint Cookies

    9 reviews

    These festive sugar-coated red velvet cookies are perfect for Christmas. They're just as delicious as they are beautiful. —Colleen Delawder,...


    Baklava Thumbprint Cookies

    10 reviews

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


    Carrot Spice Thumbprint Cookies

    6 reviews

    Carrot cake is a family favorite, and these delicious cookies taste just like it with shredded carrots, dried cranberries, toasted...


    Pistachio Thumbprints

    10 reviews

    These mild pistachio-flavored cookies disappear in a wink. —Liz Probelski, Port Washington, Wisconsin.

    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...


    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...

    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...


    Walnut Thumbprints

    7 reviews

    Out of all my cookie recipes, I get the most requests for this one. A friend gave the recipe to...


    Pecan-Filled Maple Cookies

    These festive cookies melt in your mouth, and look and taste just like a personal-size pecan pie. My clan eats...


    Triple Chocolate Caramel Cookies

    8 reviews

    I love caramel, chocolate and pecans together. While I had recipes for cake, cheesecake and candy that feature this combination,...

    Apricot Sesame Cookies

    This recipe is a favorite of mine to make for special occasions. The apricot cookies freeze beautifully, so they can...


    Fudge-Filled Sandies

    7 reviews

    I dream of one day owning a cookie shop. Until then, I'll delight friends and family with my homemade concoctions....


    Scandinavian Drops

    1 review

    This traditional recipe has been in the family for years. Every Christmas, friends and family expect to see these attractive...


    Chocolate Puddles

    The variations on this original recipe are almost endless. For double chocolate puddles, use semisweet chocolate chips for the vanilla...


    Lemon Dreams

    2 reviews

    A buttery cookie with a luscious lemon filling is simply hard to resist. Every time I serve these elegant cookies,...

    Chocolate-Filled Poppy Seed Cookies

    3 reviews

    While it's been around for years, this recipe remains enjoyable to this day. A co-worker prepared these at a cookie...


    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-Filled Cookies

    3 reviews

    My aunt baked these cookies as part of my wedding day dinner. Everyone was impressed with their eye-catching appeal and...


    Black Forest Thumbprint Cookies

    My creation is special because I have captured the flavors of two classic desserts, Black Forest Cake and Cherries Jubilee...


    Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

    45 reviews

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


    Thumbprint Butter Cookies

    6 reviews

    These buttery little rounds add beautiful color to a platter of treats. Fill the thumbprint in the center with any...


    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...


    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...

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    Sacher Torte Cookies

    4 reviews

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


    Sittin Pretty Peanut Cookies

    For fun cookies that look as good as they taste, try this easy recipe. They have lots of peanut flavor,...


    Pecan Chocolate Puddles

    Since my grandchildren like frosted cookies, I came up with this chocolate-topped version that satisfies them and is almost fuss-free...


    Raspberry Thumbprints

    1 review

    Berry jam really complements these tender, buttery treats rolled in nuts. With a ruby-red center, they're especially nice for the...


    Apricot Thumbprints

    3 reviews

    Each dimpled delight holds a dab of apricot preserves—or whatever jam or jelly your family fancies most. —Jeanette Meidal, Savage,...


    German Chocolate Thumbprints

    8 reviews

    “These make a pretty holiday presentation if they are placed in red or gold foil candy cups or on a...