There is something about holiday thumbprint cookies that just shouts Christmas, if you ask me.
These are perfect, and very easy, cookies that your kids can help you make. And they are so pretty too.
This recipe uses my easy sugar cookie recipe. With one batch of this stuff you can make so many things, like these thumbprint cookies.
- 1 batch of the easy sugar cookie recipe (Divide out how much you want. A third of the dough will easily make three dozen of these cookies.)
- confetti cookie sprinkles (use colors to coordinate for your holiday)
- Hershey’s Kisses
Grab a potion of the cookie dough. I use about a third of the dough for these cookies. I save the other two thirds and made cookie press cookies, cookie cutter cookies, etc.
Make small balls by rolling the dough in between the palms of your hands.
On a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper (for easy clean-up) space the balls out about an inch apart from one another.
Use your thumb (or your child’s thumb) and press down in the center of the cookie. It will leave a thumbprint.
Unwrap a chocolate kiss and place it in the thumbprint.
Repeat this process for each cookie.
Finally, sprinkle the top of each cookie with the confetti sprinkles.
Pop the cookie sheet in an oven that is preheated to 350° for 8 minutes.
When you remove them from the oven they may not look done.
Leave them sitting on the cookie sheet while they cool. They will continue to cook just a bit while still on the sheet.
Surprisingly, the chocolate kisses do not melt. The colors from the confetti sprinkles do not run either.
Once cool, they are ready to be enjoyed!
These are perfect on a plate for Santa!
Or for the kids to eat.
Someone bit the tops of these chocolate kisses once they cooled. Can you tell?
These cookies go great with milk too!