Christmas Thumbprint-Cookies

Christmas Thumbprint Cookies

These Christmas Thumbprint Cookies have it all…Christmas colors, sprinkles, and icing!

Your kids will love helping you bake these for your holiday guests or just for the family. (You get to stick your thumb in cookie dough! How fun is that?)


Gather your ingredients. No mixes here.

These are totally made from scratch!


The homemade goodness of cookie dough…


Roll them around in the sprinkles and press a little so they stick well.

Adapt this recipe for other seasons or holidays by changing the color of the sprinkles!


 It’s the part you’ve been waiting for!

Go ahead…stick your thumb into that Christmas Thumbprint Cookie dough!

Make the hole big enough to hold some sweet, delicious icing, and be sure the sides don’t crack open.


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Christmas Thumbprint Cookies

Recipe Type: Christmas Cookies
Author: TrueMoneySaver
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The kids will love helping you make these Christmas Thumbprint Cookies for your holiday guests.

They’re colorful, covered in sprinkles, and have a little pool of icing in the middle. Yum!

  • Cookies:
  • Red and Green Sprinkles
  • 1 cup softened Butter
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cup Flour
  • Icing:
  • 2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 2-3 tbsp Milk
  • Red and Green Food Coloring


  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Cream together butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla until fluffy.
  4. Slowly add the flour until completely incorporated and the dough holds together when pressed.
  5. Scoop dough out into even tablespoon-sized scoops.
  6. Roll each into a round ball.
  7. Roll the ball in the sprinkles, pressing down to make the sprinkles stick.
  8. Place on prepared cookie sheet about 1-2″ apart.
  9. Using your thumb to make a small dent at the top of each cookie.
  10. Bake for 10 minutes.
  11. Remove from the oven and press on each cookie to make the indentation deeper (be careful not to crack the sides).
  12. Leave on the baking sheet to cool completely.
  13. Combine the powdered sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, and 2 tablespoons of the milk.
  14. Mix and add more milk if needed to get the right consistency.
  15. Divide the icing into 2 bowls.
  16. Add red to one and green to the other.
  17. Spoon icing into the center of each of the Christmas Thumbprint Cookies and allow to set.


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