This recipe for Homemade Thumbprint soft cookies recipe with Icing are a slightly sweeter twist on the classic Thumbprint Cookies recipe. Sweeter, how? That’s an easy answer: rather than using fruit preserves, I opted to top these cute little cookies with a small dollop of icing. If I had thought about it at the time, and (speaking of time) if I had had more time to mess around with these cookies, it would have looked particularly adorable to pipe the frosting on the top of each thumbprint cookie. Oh, well. Maybe I can make it a point to do that next time. It would probably go a lot faster even!
This is one of the last cookies left and, well, you know the last batch is never as pretty. That’s what happens when you realize that they are gone in what must be record time! Don’t you hate when that happens? Although, you know, it is not as though I didn’t eat my fair share. They are just so stinkin’ portable you can be halfway out of the kitchen before realizing you scarfed down two of the things and, before you know it, you need to head back into the kitchen, see how nice they look sitting there, and have a couple more! It’s an endless, vicious, though delicious cycle. I may have a problem. This Thumbprint Cookies recipe is just too good.
This thumbprint cookie recipe is melt in your mouth good! If you would rather use the preserves, that is included in the original thumbprint cookies recipe from one of my favorite cookie cookbooks, (Affiliate Link) Pillsbury: Best Cookies Cookbook: Favorite Recipes from America’s Most-Trusted Kitchens. Definitely look for it at a local family-owned bookstore or antique shop near you. It’s worth tracking down as it has really stood the test of time in my kitchen. Just a truly wonderful and complete cookie cookbook.
Homemade Thumbprint Cookies Recipe with Icing
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