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Christmas Thumbprint cookies
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Thumbprint Cookies

Classic Christmas Thumbprint cookies, rolled in walnuts and filled with icing. No Christmas would be complete without these traditional, tasty, and oh so fun thumbprint cookies.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas baking, Christmas cookies, Cookies
Servings: 6
Calories: 371kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 large egg separated
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts Finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp frosting "Your favorite Buttercream"


  • Preheat oven 350
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together brown sugar, butter, shortening, egg yolk, and vanilla.
  • Stir in flour and salt.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, scoop out balls of dough, and shape into approximately 1 inch balls.
  • I love using cookie scoop for all of my cookies just to get them to a uniform size.
  • Beat egg whites slightly, and dip each ball into the egg white, then roll in chopped nuts.
  • Put cookies on ungreased cookie sheet, or baking mat on sheet.
  • I use Silicone Baking Matbecause they make clean up so quick and easy.
  • About 1 inch apart, and using your thumb, press deeply into the center of each ball of dough.
  • Bake until light brown, approximately 10 minutes.
  • Immediately remove from cookie sheet, cool, and fill with favorite buttercream frosting.


Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 183mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1.6mg