Holiday Thumbprint Cookies Recipe -
  • READY IN 40 mins

Holiday Thumbprint Cookies

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"Delight your family tonight with this scrumptious dessert from Kraft."

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Original recipe makes 3 1/2 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    40 mins


  1. Beat butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed to soften. Gradually add powdered sugar and salt, beating until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Stir in flour and cereal.
  2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Make an indentation in center of each ball.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheets. Cool on wire racks. Fill indentations with jam. Sprinkle with additional powdered sugar, if desired.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 18, 2009

I made these cookies for a mime performance at our church, and they were a hit! I used some cherry and some raspberry preserves, and everyone loved them! Like the other person said, I'll probably crush the raisin bran next time. Now, almost a year later, I've made this for yet another Christmas mime performance, and people are always asking for it! Great recipe!! I wonder why mroe people haven't tried this yet? Raspberry preserves work best, I think. Years later, I made this with my 3 yr old (2008) during Christmastime. We had a blast dumping ingredients into my KitchenAid, and she loved rolling the balls and putting her thumbprints into the cookies. Great recipe to do with children. Using cereal really cracks the young ones up.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

The cookies came out hard and they themselves had no good flavor at all. It was impossible to roll into balls with the cereal flakes and then indent them before baking. DO NOT recommend this recipe!!!


10 Ratings

Jan 25, 2004

I made this for work pot luck day and everyone loved the cookies.My family did too. I will make again but crush the raisin bran next time.

Jan 25, 2004

This recipe is wonderful. I suggest making some with jam and some without. They are fabulous with a mug of steaming coffee, too! Enjoy!

Jan 25, 2004

This was a wonderful and easy recipe!! I don't know what the other reviewers were talking about. My 13 year old niece made this for my sisters baby shower, and everyone complimented us on them. I recently made this for my co-wokers and they too loved them and requested the recipe. I will continue to pass this recipe on. Thanks for the great recipe.

Jan 25, 2004

Theese cookies were great! Very easy to make and very tasty. I improvised a little and mixed in crushed Cheerios cereal, since I didn't have Rasin Bran cereal at home. It made the cookies a bit crunchy. Also I poured some melted chocolate on top after the cookies were done. Everyone that tried them was impressed, and this was my very first time baking cookies. I think next time I will use crushed almonds instead of cereal in the mixture and see what happens.

Jan 25, 2004

I made these cookies and followed the instructions, they all melted down flat cookies, I will not make this one again.

Dec 22, 2007

I make these every Christmas & often again for New Year's Eve. I use Polaner All Fruit Rasberry on some cookies and Apricot Preserves on others. The apricot is my favorite & are more popular around with my family.


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