There are so many delicious types of unique thumbprint cookies recipes. This post includes 60 tasty thumbprint cookie recipes, in a wide variety of flavor combinations. Which one will you try first?
Traditional Raspberry Jam Thumbprint Cookies are one of the must-haves on our holiday cookie tray. They are so easy to make, and absolutely mouthwatering.
But jam thumbprints aren’t the only thumbprint game in town. There are TONS of delicious varieties you’ll want to add to your Christmas baking agenda.
How Do You Make Thumbprint Cookies
Thumbprint cookies are cookies with a little indentation in the middle, that is filled with a yummy filling.
Traditional thumbprint cookies are a buttery cookie filled with jam, but as you’ll see in this post, cookie bakers like to get creative and have many delicious twists on the classic!
In most all cases, regardless of flavor and filling, thumbprint cookies are made by rolling the dough into balls, and then pressing your thumb, finger, or even the back of a small measuring spoon into the center of the dough to create that little pool for the filling.
How Do I Keep My Thumbprint Cookies from Spreading
Thumbprint cookies are generally small, and if they spread out too much, can you have difficultly keeping the filling contained to the center indentation.
To keep thumbprint cookies from spreading, make sure your dough is well-chilled. Warm dough (or dough made with butter that is too warm and soft) is more likely to spread.
Can I Freeze Thumbprint Cookies?
Thumbprint cookies can be frozen just as you would any other cookie. I store mine in airtight containers between layers of wax paper.
Take out only what you need and allow them to thaw for a few minutes when you’re ready to serve.
They will keep for up to 3 months (but they’d never last that long in my house!).
Thumbprint Cookies Recipes
With so many different varieties, there’s a thumbprint cookie in here for everyone! I can’t wait to try a few of these this holiday season to add to our regular cookie baking rotation.