These Easter Thumbprint Cookies are pillowy soft, perfect sugar cookies, with pretty pastel white chocolate filling. An easy dessert for Easter or parties!
If you are looking for a fun, easy dessert for Easter, a birthday party, or just because it’s the weekend – this easy recipe for thumbprint cookies is your answer!
These sweet little cookies are sure to put a smile on your face!
It has become the norm around here for my kids to run through the door after school and excitedly ask “What did you make today??” as they race to the kitchen.
The day I made these, their eyes got wide and their smiles got so big. I’m telling you, these colorful thumbprint cookies just make people happy!!
This recipe makes about 7 dozen mini cookies – I know what you’re thinking.
That’s a lot of cookies!
It may seem like a lot, but these thumbprint cookies are tiny. Everyone who tries them will want at least 4 or 5…or more! The amount of actual cookie dough is no more than a standard batch.
A FEW QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT HOW TO MAKE THUMBPRINT COOKIES:
- Do I need to chill the dough? Nope! This dough is ready to go right after mixing. No chilling required!
- What can I use to make the well in the cookie besides my thumb? My go-to is the end of a wooden spoon!
- I don’t like white chocolate, what else can I fill these with? You can use milk chocolate, dark chocolate, jam, caramel, candy…the options are endless.
- Can these be frozen? Yes, these freeze very well!
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Easter Thumbprint Cookies
|Prep time||20 minutes|
|Cook time||6 minutes|
|Total time||26 minutes|
|Meal type||Dessert, Snack|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Freezable, Gourmet, Pre-preparable|
|Occasion||Birthday Party, Easter|
- 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2/3 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract (optional)
- 1 eggs
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 8oz white chocolate (melted)
- gel food coloring
|Preheat oven to 350. |
In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugars until very light and fluffy.
|Add salt, vanilla, coconut extract, and egg. Mix until well combined.|
|Add baking soda and flour, mixing until incorporated.|
|Roll dough into 1" balls and place them on a silicone or parchment paper lined cookie sheet 2" apart. Bake 6 minutes. Cookies will stay light in color but will start to get lightly golden around the very edges. Do not over bake! |
Using the end of a wooden spoon, press carefully into the center of each cookie, to make a well for the filling (be careful to not make a hole in the bottom).
Cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
|Divide melted white chocolate and add food coloring as desired. |
Place each color of chocolate into a small plastic bag with the corner cut off, and pipe into the well of each cookie.
Allow chocolate to set up before storing cookies in an airtight container.
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