When I was a little girl my mom, sister, and I would make thumbprint holiday cookies. My sister and I loved being able to press our thumbs into the cookie dough. And, then, of course, we loved to sample our homemade cookies! This easy thumbprint holiday cookie recipe is similar to the one I grew up making. And, it is the perfect holiday treat!
Cookies are my love language. Truly, if I am ever in a bad mood, bring me a cookie, and all will be right in the world again. But, I especially love holiday cookies. They must just be a little more magical.
What type of cookie is your favorite? I really love sugar cookies and chocolate chip cookies. But, these are pretty high on my list of favorites too.
Thumbprint Holiday Cookie Recipe
These cookies are the perfect cookie to make with the kids this holiday season! And, you don’t need any special kitchen tools. Plus, you can make them any flavor you like!
Thumbprint Holiday Cookie
- 1 ¾ C Flour
- ½ C Sugar
- 1 ½ Sticks Butter, softened
- 1 TSP Vanilla
- 1 Egg
- ½ TSP Baking Powder
- ½ TSP Salt
- Assorted Jams or Preserves Use your favoritesPreheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheet with parchment paper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheet with parchment paper
In one bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt
In a separate bowl use a hand mixer to cream butter and sugar until fluffy
Add in egg and vanilla, then slowly add the dry mix
Scoop dough onto lined cookie sheet
Press thumb in the center of the cookie (Be sure not to press too hard) and fill with jam
Bake 13-14 minutes, do not allow to brown
Cool before serving as the jam will be very hot