Gingerbread Thumbprints

Kelly Whitaker


This a mix of several great gingerbread cookie recipes. I added the white chocolate glaze for an extra touch! They have become a favorite during my holiday baking. Enjoy!


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3 c
2 1/2 tsp
ground ginger
2 tsp
1 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp
3/4 c
butter, softened
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 c
1/4 c


1 oz
vanilla or white chocolate chips
1 Tbsp
1 c
powdered sugar
2 Tbsp

How to Make Gingerbread Thumbprints


  • 1Mix flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and salt in large bowl. Beat butter and brown sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add molasses and egg; beat well. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed.
  • 2Preheat oven to 350°F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. These can be refrigerated and baked the next day.
  • 3Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges of cookies just begin to brown. As soon as cookie come out of the oven, make a “thumbprint” in the cookie using the back of a measuring spoon or end of a wooden spoon (or your thumb… but they are hot!). Cool 2 minutes on the cookie sheet before removing to a cooling rack.
  • 4To make glaze, combine butter and white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Cook on high, stirring every 15 seconds until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar and milk until icing is of a drizzling consistency. Fill thumbprints. Put in the frig or a cool place so the glaze can set.

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Course/Dish: Cookies

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