Easy Christmas Thumbprint Cookies
My children look forward every year to helping me make these Christmas Thumbprint Cookies because instead of fruit, we use icing in the middle!
For The Cookies
  • Red and Green Sprinkles
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2½ cup flour
For the Icing Filling
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp light corn syrup
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • Red and Green Food Coloring
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Cream together butter, powdered sugar and vanilla until fluffy.
  4. Slowly add the flour until completely incorporated and the dough holds together when pressed.
  5. Use a cookie scoop to scoop out evenly sized cookies
  6. Roll each into a round ball.
  7. Roll the ball in the sprinkles, pressing down to make the sprinkles stick.
  8. Place on prepared cookie sheet about 2" apart.
  9. With your thumb, make a small indentation on the top of each cookie.
  10. Bake for 10 minutes.
  11. Remove from the oven and immediately press on each cookie to make a the indentation deeper (be careful not to crack the sides).
  12. Leave on baking sheet to cool completely.
  13. Combine the powdered sugar, corn syrup, vanilla and 2 tablespoon of the milk.
  14. Mix and add more milk if needed to get right consistency.
  15. Divide the icing into 2 bowls.
  16. Add red food coloring to one and green food coloring to the other.
  17. Spoon icing into the center of each cookie and allow to set.
Recipe by Moms Need To Know ™ at http://momsneedtoknow.com/easy-christmas-thumbprint-cookies/