Christmas Thumbprint Cookies are festive colorful cookies with a yummy icing in the middle of the cookie.
Cool on Rack30mins
Keyword: Christmas cookies, Christmas goodies, cookies, sugar cookies
Mixer or Stand Mixer
Cooling Rack, Optional
1PkgBetty Crocker Sugar Cookie MixUse ingredients, follow directions to make dough
1/4CupMilkI used 2% Milk
8OzRed Candy Coating
1TspVanilla ExtractSubstitute if desired
Preheat the oven to 375° (or 350° for dark or nonstick baking sheet)
Make sugar cookie dough as directed. NOTE: I did not include the ingredients in the list in case you choose a different brand to make.
Using a cookie scoop or your hands, make a ball about 1 inch or so. Roll the ball in your sprinkles. Place on a covered/sprayed baking sheet.
Press your thumb, or other object of your choice, in the middle of the cookie, making an indention.
Bake 7-9 minutes, or until done. Remove from oven and transfer cookies to a cooling rack. Let cool for 10 minutes while you make the icing. NOTE: If you have more batches to make, hold off on the next step "ICING" until all of your cookies are ready to be filled.
ICING - bring the sugar, butter and milk to a boil in a saucepan, stirring constantly. Will burn quickly, if you don't watch this. Stir for 1 minute after it comes to a boil. Remove from heat and add the candy coating and vanilla. Keep stirring until it is combined and smooth.
Spoon the icing in the "thumbprint" of each cookie. Let set - 15-20 minutes.
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