Want to make cute and easy Christmas cookies for a holiday party, cookie exchange, or to give as gifts for friends, coworkers, or neighbors?
These thumbprint Christmas cookies, all ready in under 30 minutes, are a total thumbs up!
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Learn how to make Christmas thumbprint cookies with colorful and delicious thumbprint Christmas cookie recipes, decorations, and designs in your favorite holiday flavors!
Christmas Thumbprint Cookie Supplies
Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
These Christmas thumbprint cookies with chocolate may be decadent, but are totally worth it!
Salted Dark Chocolate
This paleo, gluten-free, and vegan recipe makes this a healthier version that you shouldn’t feel too guilty about. (via Healthy Gluten-Free Family)
How adorable are these Christmas thumbprint cookies with sprinkles. Doesn’t hurt that they’re double chocolate-y goodness. (via Pinch of Yum)
Chocolate, caramel, and nuts always go well together. (via Lil Luna)
I can always appreciate this favorite drink in other dessert forms. (via The Soccer Mom Blog)
Thumbprint Cookies with Hershey Kisses
There are so many variations to make with all kinds of flavors of kisses that we put together a whole post on Hershey Kiss thumbprint cookies with 15+ delicious ideas for Christmas alone, including:
- candy cane shortbread
- mint truffle snowballs and more
Minty Christmas Thumbprint Cookies
Here’s a mint-flavored cookie with chocolate center and thin mint cookie. (via This Mom can Cook)
Or you can swap the flavors in the cookie and filling with a fudgy chocolate cookie and mint center. (via Julie’s Eats and Treats)
Double Chocolate Nutella Peppermint
Combining refreshing peppermint to offset chocolate hazelnut is a tasty idea as well. (via Fresh Outta Time)
Christmas Jam Thumbprint Cookies
Here are some sugar, oatmeal, or shortbread Christmas thumbprint cookies with a fruity center.
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Bring back memories of childhood or make this winning flavored combo thumbprint recipe with your kids. (via Sugar et al)
This recipe is gluten-free and vegan-friendly. (via Strength and Sunshine)
A delicious contrast of sour cherry with nutty almond on an oatmeal cookie. (via Strawberry Plum)
This one’s got a nice intense chocolate color from dutch cocoa with the bright pink center that looks very pretty. (via Sugar Salt Magic)
Other Thumbprint Christmas Cookie Recipes
A sophisticated cream cheese filling and white chocolate drizzle. (via Eat Cake for Dinner)
Why not put two very Christmas-y flavors in one dessert. (via Two Cups of Flour)
Salted Caramel Thumbprint
The cookie portion may look smaller, but that’s so you can add more of that creamy caramel filling. (via The Recipe Critic)
A deep red Christmas thumbprint cookie with cream cheese filling. (via Something Swanky)
Festive Thumbprint Christmas Cookies with Cute Designs
Christmas Tree and Santa Hats
These Christmas thumbprint cookies with frosting are made from cake mix. Get creative with the 3D swirl design to create pointed hats or Christmas trees. (via The Bearfoot Baker)
This is a super fun Christmas cookie for kids to make and eat. (via Adventures of Mel)
This Christmas thumbprint cookie with icing is a simple yet brilliant idea. Two cookies are definitely better than one. (via In Katrina’s Kitchen)
Okay, this one takes 40 minutes total, but it’s so darn cute that I had to include it. (via Number 2 Pencil)
With such beautiful and easy Christmas thumbprint cookies recipes, people will not be able to keep their fingers off these creative and delicious thumbprint Christmas cookies.
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