Christmas Thumbprint Sugar Cookies!

Christmas Thumbprint Sugar Cookies! Amazing Christmas Cookies for Cookie Exchanges, Holiday Parties, and Easy Christmas Gifts for Friends and Neighbors! 

These Christmas Thumbprint Sugar Cookies are AMAZING! SO easy to make with the base being from a mix! Whip them up in just a few minutes and enjoy them by the Christmas tree! 

Plus, here are even more Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes! 

Christmas Thumbprint Cookies are sure to be a hit at a Christmas Party or Cookie Exchange! I love how festive they are too! You could always use different colored sprinkles if you want to change it up a little! 

How to Make Christmas Thumbprint Cookies

Start by mixing your cookie mix together according to the package. Use the end of a wooden spoon or your thumb to put a hole in the center of your cookies. Roll the tops of your cookies in sugar and fill the cookies with about a teaspoon of jam or jelly. Bake your cookies and enjoy! 

Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

SO easy to make! The cookie part of this recipe is a sugar cookie mix, so it makes it super easy to throw together quickly! Grab your cookie mix, raspberry, strawberry or cherry jam or jelly, and a few essentials and you’re ready to go! 

Christmas Thumbprint Cookie Ingredients

Here’s What You Need:

1 Package Sugar Cookie Mix
3 Tablespoons Unbleached Flour
1/2 Cup Butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1/3 cup jelly or jam

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, mix together cookie mix, flour, melted butter, vanilla, and egg until a dough forms.
Shape dough into small 1” balls and place on a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.
Use the end of a wooden spoon to create a hole in the center of the cookie.
Roll the tops of the cookies with sugar.
Spoon about 1/4 teaspoon of jelly or jam into the center of the cookie.
Bake for 9-10 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool for about 2 minutes.
Remove from baking sheet and place on a cooling rack.
Sprinkle the tops of each cookie with sugar.
Cool completely and enjoy!

Christmas Thumbprint Sugar Cookies!

Ingredients

  • 1 Package Sugar Cookie Mix
  • 3 Tablespoons Unbleached Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup jelly or jam

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    2. In a mixing bowl, mix together cookie mix, flour, melted butter, vanilla, and egg until a dough forms. 
    3. Shape dough into small 1” balls and place on a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. 
    4. Use the end of a wooden spoon to create a hole in the center of the cookie. 
    5. Roll the tops of the cookies with sugar. 
    6. Spoon about 1/4 teaspoon of jelly or jam into the center of the cookie. 
    7. Bake for 9-10 minutes. 
    8. Remove from oven and let cool for about 2 minutes. 
    9. Remove from baking sheet and place on a cooling rack. 
    10. Sprinkle the tops of each cookie with sugar.
    11. Cool completely and enjoy!
Here are some common questions about Sugar Cookies. 

Why are my thumbprint hard?

Sometimes sugar cookies are hard because you get too much flour. Too much flour can make your cookies crumble. Over cooking your sugar cookies is another reason they will become too hard.

Why did my thumbprint cookies spread?

Thumbprint cookies spread because there is not enough flour in the dough. In this specific recipe I added some extra flour to the sugar cookie mix so that the cookies would hold their shape. However, I did not want to add too much flour or the cookies would have been too hard.

Do my thumbprint cookies need to be refrigerated? 

If you are only using a small amount of jam or jelly then your cookies can be stored a room temperature in an airtight container. If you put your cookies in the refrigerator, be sure to bring them to room temperature before serving. 

I LOVE baking cookies for Christmas! Give me a day of baking and hallmark movies and I will be a happy girl! I love baking cookies for my friends and family and giving them away as gifts to my co-workers and neighbors! 

If you are planning on giving these cookies away to your friends, co-workers, or neighbors, be sure to check out these Cheap Gift Bags and Boxes for food treats and candies! 

 

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