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Iced Thumbprint Cookies are easy to make, taste great and are the perfect addition to the dessert table at any celebration.
Iced Thumbprint Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
27 mins
 

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

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: iced thumbprint cookies, thumbprint cookies with icing, thumbprint shortbread cookies
Servings: 60
Calories: 50 kcal
Author: Barbara
Ingredients
Cookies
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar sifted
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour sifted
  • 1 cup pecans finely chopped
Icing
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 Tablespoons Milk or cream
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Sift confectioners sugar onto a piece of parchment paper; then measure according to recipe.
  3. Beat butter, confectioner’s sugar, salt and vanilla until creamy and fluffy.

  4. Mix in flour that has been sifted in the same manner as confectioners sugar; do not over-mix.
  5. Stir in pecans.
  6. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  7. Shape the chilled dough into small balls and place 3 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.

  8. Use the tip of your thumb to make a thumbprint in the center of the cookie.
  9. Bake 12-15 minutes until lightly browned and set; let cool completely.
Recipe Notes

For icing, mix 2 cups confectioners sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1 Tablespoon of milk or cream at a time (approximately 3-4 Tablespoons total) until icing is smooth. The goal is an icing that isn't runny but perfectly spoonable. Add food coloring for desired color. Spoon icing to fill the thumbprint in the center of each cookie. Let sit until icing hardens.

 

Love shortbread? Try our Dainty Logs---a shortbread cookie with chocolate chips. 

 

 

Nutrition Facts
Iced Thumbprint Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 50 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 24mg1%
Potassium 18mg1%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 9IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.