44 Fun Thumbprint Cookie Recipes

Check out these cute little thumbprint cookies! Perfect for any season!

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1. Chocolate Espresso Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate cookie with chocolate coffee ganache…too good! And then, because I was feeling all fancy and just happened to have it on hand, I decorated these cookies with edible gold leaf. Yeah, edible gold leaf, super fun right? Kind of big time lovin’ these right now.

From: HalfBakedHarvest

2. Halloween Thumbprint Cookies

We rolled the sweet, buttery sugar cookie dough in Halloween-colored sprinkles, and then flattened it with a ‘thumbprint’ indentation before baking to hold a dollop of colorful icing in the center of each cookie.

From: AfamilyFeast

3. Savory Cheese Thumbprint Cookies with Bourbon Tomato Jam

A savory twist on your classic jam-filled sweet thumbprint cookie – Savory Cheese Thumbprint Cookies with Bourbon Tomato Jam are truly the PERFECT party appetizer. These Savory Cookies are insanely flavorful, easy to make and vegetarian!

From: TheFlavorBender

4. Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

These quick and easy chocolate thumbprint cookies with ganache are made from scratch. They are crispy on the outside but soft and chewy on the inside.

From: CakeWhiz

5. Apple Pie Thumbprint Cookies with Caramel Drizzle

Apple Pie meets cookie. This buttery melt in your mouth Apple Pie Thumbprint Cookie Recipe is the perfect Fall treat.

From: FamilyTableTreasures

6. Chocolate Cherry Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate Cherry Thumbprint Cookies ~ Soft, Chocolate Cookies filled with Cherry Pie Filling and Drizzled with Chocolate!


7. Mint Choc Thumbprint Cookies

Mint Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies – Deliciously soft, mint-infused chocolate cookies with a creamy white chocolate mint ganache filling!

From: MarshasBakingAddiction

8. German Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

German Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies are all of the things you love about German Chocolate Cake in a cute little thumbprint cookie!  A rich, chocolate shortbread with a coconut pecan frosting and drizzled in chocolate!

From: TheRecipeCritic

9. Hot Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

These Hot Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies taste like homemade hot chocolate in the form of a chewy chocolate cookie! They’re intensely chocolatey, have a gooey marshmallow center, and covered in drizzled chocolate. Perfect.

From: ALatteFood

10. Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

These Salted Caramel Thumbprint Cookies are super easy to make with only 6 ingredients total! The tender gluten-free and Paleo shortbread cookies are filled with a no-cook vegan caramel and topped off with a dark chocolate drizzle and flaky sea salt. They’re perfect for the holidays!

From: Bakerita

11. Turtle Thumbprint Cookies

Pecan Turtle  Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies are the perfect treat to add to any holiday cookie tray. Soft & buttery egg-free cookie base topped with a crunchy pecan & chocolate & a salted caramel drizzle.

From: LifeMadeSweeter

12. Brownie-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Thumbprint Cookies

These delicious and egg-less cookies are easy to make and the best possible twist on a thumbprint cookie. The base is a creamy and smooth chocolate-chip cookie dough and the center is filled with a 2-ingredient brownie dough. These cookies are then drizzled with milk chocolate.

From: ChelseasMessyApron

13. Almond Joy Thumbprint Cookies

If you’re a fan of Almond Joy candy bars, you’ll love Almond Joy Thumbprint Cookies. A rich, brownie-like cookie topped with a sweet coconut filling, whole almonds and melted chocolate. Almond Joy Thumbprint Cookies are incredibly good. Oh yeah!

From: MomLovesBaking

14. Turtle Thumbprints

Delightful chocolate nut thumbprint cookies with a caramel filling and chocolate drizzle.

From: LetsDish

15. Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprints

The fudge center in these Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies make them the perfect dessert to share with your family this Valentine’s day. These cookies look fancy, but are so easy to put together.

From: InsideBruCrewLife

16. Jam-Filled Thumbprint Cookies with Almond Glaze

6 words. Jam-Filled. Thumbprint. Cookies. With. Almond. Glaze. That is all.

From: AheadOfThyme

17. Ginger Molasses Thumbprint Cookies

Ginger Molasses Thumbprint Cookies with Caramel ~ a terrific little molasses cookie with a crisp exterior, plenty of bite from the ginger, and a smooth, gooey milky caramel center.

From: SavingRoomForDessert

18. Caramel Pecan Thumbprint Cookies

Celebrate the Sweetest Season with Caramel Pecan Thumbprint Cookies—buttery shortbread with a creamy caramel center topped with toasted pecans.


19. Pumpkin Pie Thumbprint Cookies

These pumpkin pie thumbprint cookies are a staple in my house during the holidays. They are a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table and everyone will love them at Christmas time!

From: FarFromNormal

20. Salted Caramel Coconut Thumbprint Cookies

If you only have time to make a couple of cookies this holiday season, I’m telling you these Salted Caramel Coconut Thumbprint Cookies had better be one of them! I mean I normally have a really hard time picking favorites but these cookies are definitely one of the best I’ve made this whole year and that’s saying something because I’ve made a lot of cookies I’ve really, really loved.

From: CookingClassy

21. Samoa Thumbprint Cookies

As you can tell, Samoa Cookies are my most favorite of the Girl Scout Cookies. Honestly- what is not to love about shortbread, caramel, coconut and chocolate?! A mix of my favorite things!

From: ChefInTraining

22. Pecan Pie Thumbprint Cookies

There’s just something about the flavor of pecan that’s great around the holidays, or any time of year for that matter. Likewise, sugar cookies are always a go-to for holiday baking. This is why we’re making pecan thumbprint sugar cookies! Yes, we’re baking thumbprint sugar cookies with a homemade, easy pecan pie filling – delish!

From: ScrappyGeek

23. Turtle Thumbprint Cookies

They are chocolate-y, caramel-y, nutty and YUMMY!! Get it?? If you are baking cookies for Christmas, you may want to try this one, especially if you love chocolate and caramel.

From: LilLuna

24. Eggnog Thumbprint Cookies

I have a lot more planned for next week, but now I’m indulging in one of my favorite holiday flavors – eggnog.  While my brain instantly thinks about the drink, today I’m putting a spin on things and turning eggnog into cookies instead!

From: WhiteLightsOnWednesday

25. Chocolate Hazelnut Thumbprints w/ Kahlua Ganache

Buttery Chocolate-Hazelnut Thumbprints cookies, filled with a ridiculous semi-sweet chocolate ganache, spiked with Kahlua! These Chocolate Hazelnut Thumbprints with Kahlua Ganache need a spot on your cookie tray for the holidays.

From: TheGoldLiningGirl

26. Christmas Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint cookies are a must make around this house! I love to make these every Christmas with the kids. These would be great for a party and they are also good for Santa on Christmas Eve! Enjoy.

From: LifeOfAWhisk

27. Christmas Thumbprint Cookies

Usually, I like to make more fun and “different” cookies for Christmas, but sometimes you just need a simple cookie recipe to round out your cookie trays (either for variety or for color) and these easy Christmas Thumbprint cookies do just that!

From: MomsNeedToKnow

28. Chocolate Filled Thumbprint Cookies

Another trick I’ve employed is to use the base of one recipe and actually turn it into 2 or 3 different desserts! For instance…. these Chocolate Filled Thumbprints.

From: SomethingSwanky

29. Almond Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Almond Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are the perfect addition to holiday cookie trays. Easy to make, full of flavor and perfect with a glass of milk.

From: WhoNeedsACape

30. Red Velvet Fudge Thumbprint Cookies

Red Velvet Fudge Thumbprint Cookies ~ Soft, Chewy Red Velvet Cookies Filled with White Chocolate Fudge and Drizzled with Chocolate!

From: JuliesEatsAndTreats

31. Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies with Reese Spread are amazing tasting cookies! The perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter.

From: ArtAndTheKitchen

32. Lemon-Lime Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies

Lemon-Lime Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies – a Lime infused Shortbread Cookie filled with homemade Lemon Curd and topped with a simple Lime Icing – a bright summer treat!

From: SavingRoomForDessert

33. Red Velvet Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies

Seriously. It’s like a cookie and cheesecake rolled into one– dangerously delicious and pop-able! And I mean “dangerous” as in: I could. not. stop. I think I ate maybe a million.

From: SomethingSwanky

34. Raspberry Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies

This is one of those recipes I’m totally bummed I didn’t try earlier! It’s so simple! Just 5 basic ingredients: butter, cream cheese, sugar, flour, and jam. And yet, oh so absolutely delicious!

From: BakerByNature

35. Chocolate Thumbprints

Named for the way the indentation in the center is made with your thumb, these popular cookies are filled with a pool of melted chocolate.

From: MarthaStewart

36. Rainbow Sprinkle Thumbprint Cookies

These are tiny cookies…which means you can technically eat a lot of them.

From: JCocina

37. Buttery Jam Thumbprint Cookies

These melt-in-your-mouth cookies are supremely tender and buttery!  They’re generously filled with your favorite choice of jam.  Perfect for the holidays.

From: ChewOutLoud

38. Iced Thumbprint Cookies

Iced Thumbprint Cookies are easy to make, taste great and are the perfect addition to the dessert table at any celebration.

From: TheseOldCookbooks

39. Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Your holiday cookie plate won’t be complete unless you have these easy Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies with buttery shortbread, almond flavoring and glaze.  They look festive too!


40. Thumbprint Cookies

5 Ingredient Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies – my favorite dough for making these classic cookies! Best of all there’s NO CHILLING required & cookies do not spread!

From: LifeMadeSweeter

41. Red Velvet Peppermint Thumbprints

So these cookies have a really delicious peppermint base and then you give them a decent sized indention and then filled that with white chocolate after they’re are baked and cooled. So good.

From: FakeGinger

42. Peppermint Kiss Thumbprint Cookies

You’re not sick of my minty/pepperminty recipes are you? Good.

From: CremeDeLaCrumb

43. Christmas Thumbprint Cookies

I am so excited to be here today! I know how hectic the holiday can be and I want to make things a little simple for you this year.

From: LilLuna

44. Jam-Filled Thumbprint Cookies

Buttery shortbread thumbprint cookie recipe filled with homemade fruit jam (any flavor you choose!) These tasty little cookies are a reader favorite, for good reason!

From: LoveAndOliveOil

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