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Sugarplum Thumbprints // TriedandTastyWhat better way to kick off the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies at Tried and Tasty than with the most adorable little cookies you’ve ever seen?!? If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen a sneak peak of these little babies already. I’m so excited to bring you one amazing cookie recipe after another this Christmas season. There are lots of great cookies in store, so you’ll want to check back each day. There will be great ideas for your holiday parties, neighbor gifts, or treats for “just because it’s Christmas”. Seriously though, I have absolutely fallen in love we these darling little cookies. They remind me a little bit of snow-capped mountains. With all of the snow we’ve been getting around here, that’s no wonder!

Sugarplum Thumbprints // TriedandTasty

Sugarplum Thumbprints

Serves 24
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162 calories
19 g
20 g
9 g
1 g
5 g
34 g
40 g
11 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
34g
Servings
24
Amount Per Serving
Calories 162
Calories from Fat 79
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
14%
Saturated Fat 5g
26%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 20mg
7%
Sodium 40mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 19g
6%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 11g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
5%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
0%
Iron
1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 c. butter, softened
  2. 1 c. powdered sugar
  3. 1 tsp. vanilla
  4. 2 c. all-purpose flour
  5. 1/4 tsp. salt
  6. 2/3 c. ready to spread cream cheese frosting
  7. Gumdrops
  8. Powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla beating well. Add flour and salt, mixing until well combined. Cover and chill 30 minutes.
  2. Roll dough into 48 (3/4 inch) balls, and place on parchment paper-lined or Silpan lined baking sheets. Press thumb in center of each cookie to make an indention.
  3. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned on edges. Cool completely on wire racks. Dollop cream cheese frosting into cookie indentions; top each cookie with a gumdrop. Dust with powdered sugar.
Notes
  1. [My 2 Cents]
  2. You can spoon the cream cheese carefully on to the cookie, but I found it easier and prettier to pipe it on with a pastry bag and tip. Surprisingly, that was less messy than trying to dollop. No matter how hard I tried, I was not only making a mess with the spoon, but I was also adding entirely too much frosting. The piping bag is a win/win. I also made my cookies a day before decorating them. It's nice when a dough can be chilled for that reason because you can prepare it in advance and then they are ready to go when the decorating begins. This would also be a great cookie to make with kids. They can add the gumdrop at the end or even help sprinkle the powdered sugar. I used a sugar shaker.
Adapted from Southern Living Christmas Cookbook
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calories
162
fat
9g
protein
1g
carbs
19g
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Adapted from Southern Living Christmas Cookbook
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Sugarplum Thumbprints // TriedandTasty

Sugarplum Thumbprints // TriedandTasty

Sugarplum Thumbprints // TriedandTasty

Sugarplum Thumbprints // TriedandTasty

12 Days Of Christmas Cookies // TriedandTasty

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27 comments about “Sugarplum Thumbprints

  1. Leanne

    I think those are the cutest cookies I’ve ever seen. The pictures are so awesome that I feel like I can almost taste them. Now I want some! Pinning!

    1. Yvonne

      Aren’t they though?!? I love the picts, they were great little subjects – in fact, I had the good problem of taking TOO many pictures and having to narrow it down 🙂 Thanks for the pinterest love!

  2. Jesseca Hallows

    SO fun! I was going to do this on my site but all of that cookie baking got a little crazy. Can’t wait to see all of your recipes! Especially whatever those half dipped chocolate ones are!

    1. Yvonne

      I hear ya, a little crazy is probably an understatement – but I’m excited for the rest of the month!

    1. Yvonne

      Ooh I wish I could do that too with all of the wonderful cookies I’ve been seeing on Pinterest.. but it’s a good thing I can’t.. I’d weigh a million pounds 🙂

  3. Britni Newton Vigil

    Those seriously are so cute and sound delicious although I think anything with cream cheese sounds fantastic. Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

    1. Yvonne

      Thank you so much! Because they have a cream cheese frosting, I would recommend it if you think you’ll have them more than a day!