Sugarplum Thumbprints

Published on Dec 12, 2013
Updated on Nov 17, 2018

Sugarplum Thumbprints // These sweet little cookies are festive and fun! | Tried and TastyWhat 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 // These sweet little cookies are festive and fun! | Tried and Tasty

Sugarplum Thumbprints

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sugarplum Thumbprint Cookies
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 208 kcal
Author: Yvonne

These sweet Sugarplum Thumbprints are a fun Christmas cookie - the powdered sugar topping reminds me of a dusting of beautiful snow!

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Ingredients

  • 1 c. butter softened
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 c. ready to spread cream cheese frosting
  • Gumdrops
  • 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.

Recipe Notes

[My 2 Cents]
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

Nutrition Facts
Sugarplum Thumbprints
Amount Per Serving
Calories 208 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 103mg 4%
Potassium 25mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Sugars 13g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 4.9%
Calcium 0.5%
Iron 5.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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24 comments about “Sugarplum Thumbprints

    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!

    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 :)

  1. Aimee Berrett

    These are darling and look delicious! I can’t believe you are doing 12 days of cookies and can’t wait to see the rest!

  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

      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!

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