Thumbprint Cookies

Jenny Unternahrer


These cookies are easy to freeze if they make it that far! Bring to room temperature before serving.


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10 Min
15 Min


  • 2/3 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 2
    egg yolks
  • 1 tsp
  • 2
    egg whites
  • ·
    walnuts, finely chopped
  • ·

How to Make Thumbprint Cookies


  1. Beat butter until creamy. Add half of the flour with sugar, egg yolks, and vanilla. Beat until thoroughly combined. Beat in remaining flour.
  2. Cover and chill for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  3. Shape into 1 inch balls (slightly overfill small cookie scoop.) Roll in egg whites, then in walnuts. Place 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheets. Press center down with your thumb.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until edges are slightly brown. Cool. Fill centers with frosting. If you like, tint your frosting to match the occasion. Makes 28-30 cookies.

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