48 Thumbprint Cookie Recipes Just Like the Ones Grandma Used to Make

These treats are perfect for your cookie exchange.

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Happy Christmas cookie baking season, y'all! With so many decadent desserts to be made, don't forget to add one of these delicious thumbprint recipes to your list. These sweets are infused with a variety of your favorite flavors and finished with indulgent fillings. Enjoy!

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thumbprint cookie recipes gingerbread
The Bearfoot Baker
Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies

For the ultimate quick and easy recipe, use a to make these classic treats.

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Marsha's Baking Addiction
Mint Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

These mouthwatering sweets are filled with a white chocolate mint ganache.

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Inside BruCrew Life
Eggnog Thumbprints

This colorful dessert gets a dose of egg nog in both the cookie batter and the creamy center.

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thumbprint cookie recipes chocolate espresso
Half Baked Harvest
Chocolate Espresso Thumbprint Cookies

Coffee lovers will love this ultra rich dessert.

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Saving Dessert
Ginger Molasses Thumbprint Cookies

These sugar and spiced cookies are complete with a creamy caramel center.

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thumbprint cookie recipes caramel
A Latte Food
Salted Caramel Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Everyone will go nutty for this 20-minute recipe.

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thumbprint cookie recipes dulce de leche
Love and Olive Oil
Dulce De Leche Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies

This blogger recommends using a to make the best looking cookies.

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thumbprint cookie recipes raspberry
Jo Cooks
Raspberry Walnut Thumbprint Cookies

Rolled in chopped walnuts, this cookie gives a satisfying crunch.

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Hot Beauty Health
Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

Make your standard sugar cookie unforgettable by adding a peppermint-flavored .

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thumbprint cookies gingerbread
Swanky Recipes
Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies

This recipe is sweet, spiced, and oh-so-nice, thanks to its gingerbread base and white chocolate filling.

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thumbprint cookies pumpkin
Creme de la Crumb
Chocolate Pumpkin Thumbprint Cookies

You can't go wrong with the mouthwatering combination of chocolate and pumpkin—especially in this easy recipe.

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Cooking Classy
Salted Caramel Coconut Thumbprint Cookies

Finish these caramel bites with a sprinkle of sea salt.

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Creme de la Crumb
Turtle Thumbprint Cookies

Don't over-bake this -filled recipe—these turtle treats are their most delicious when they maintain their brownie-like texture.

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thumbprint cookies peanut butter
Baker by Nature
Flourless Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies

Although these cookies taste best once they've cooled, it's nearly impossible not to gobble them up right out of the oven.

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Something Swanky
Chocolate-Filled Thumbprint Cookies

Enlist your kids to help decorate these simply delicious sweets with festive sprinkles.

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The Recipe Critic/Eat Cake for Dinner
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies

Drizzle milk, sweet, or dark chocolate on these melt-in-your-mouth cookies.

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The Golden Girl
Chocolate Hazelnut Thumbprints With Kahlua Ganache

This ultra decadent dessert is a chocolate lover's dream.

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Lara Robby/Studio D
Jam Thumbprints

Use our Tea Cookie Dough recipe as a base to make these scrumptious cookies.

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hazelnut linzer thumbprints
Kate Mathis
Hazelnut Linzer Thumbprints

Linzer tarts are a festive addition to any holiday table, but they take time—so skip the effort and go with these little cookies, which require no rolling and a quick push of your thumb to create the center.

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Courtesy of Pinch of Yum
Mini Chocolate Chip Thumbprint Cookies

Calling all chocoholics: This cookie recipe is for you.

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Christmas thumbprint cookie recipes
Crumb
Coffee Toffee Thumbprint Cookies

Add instant coffee and toffee bits to your cookie dough before baking. These bites bring the buzz with flavors that blend perfectly like coffee, nutty toffee, and caramel.

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Christmas thumbprint cookie recipes
Baked by an Introvert
Salted Dulce de Leche Thumbprint Cookies

Rich and creamy Dulce de Leche over buttery, soft shortbread—is your mouth watering yet?

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salted caramel turtle thumbprint cookies
Cooking Classy
Salted Caramel Turtle Thumbprint Cookies

With chocolate, chopped pecans, and a pinch of sea salt, this recipe is a prime example of chewy caramel done right.

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Courtesy of The Recipe Critic
German Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Treat the holiday party hostess to this perfect pairing of sweet and salty.

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Peppermint Kiss Thumbprint Cookies
Creme de la Crumb
Peppermint Kiss Thumbprints

Chocolate-filled sugar cookies topped with peppermint Hershey Kisses are just waiting to be eaten.

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Christmas thumbprint cookie recipes
The Gracious Wife
Raspberry Ganache Thumbprint Cookies

Your Christmas table can't go without these fruity, decadent treats with a chocolate cookie base.

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pistachio thumbprint cookies with black currant jam
Courtesy of A Beautiful Plate
Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies with Black Currant Jam

These cookies feature a unique blend of flavors and can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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Christmas thumbprint cookie recipes
Sugar Spun Run
Key Lime Thumbprint Cookies

Shortbread thumbprint cookies with key lime filling are tart bites meant to be shared (or saved all for yourself).

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Christmas thumbprint cookie recipes
Spache The Spatula
Coconut Thumbprint Cookies

These coconut-y creations are filled with pineapple-apricot preserves. You'll be transported to paradise for the holidays.

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Christmas thumbprint cookie recipes
Julia's Eats and Treats
Chocolate Mint Fudge Thumbprint Cookies

You'll want to dunk these cool, chocolatey desserts in an extra large glass of milk. They feature a chocolate cookie base, mint fudge center, and milk chocolate drizzle.

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