Need a fast and easy Christmas Cookie recipe? Make these easy Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies!
Why are they so easy to make? Because they start with a cookie mix!
These easy Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are made with a sugar cookie mix.
If you promised the kids you would bake Christmas Cookies and you just don't have the time.
Or the will to play around with baking homemade Christmas cookies these Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are just the thing.
12 Days of Christmas Cookie Recipes
Today's easy Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies recipe is Christmas cookie recipe #9 in this years 12 Days of Christmas Cookie Recipes event. I hope you have been enjoying all of the amazing Christmas cookie recipes we have been sharing.
The holiday fun began on December 1st and will end on December 12th. Myself and 3 of my bloggy friends are sharing amazing Christmas cookie recipes every day.
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How to make Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies
Thumbprint cookies are so easy to make when you start with a package of sugar cookie mix, the ingredients to mix them up in a bowl and a favorite jar of jam.
I used seedless raspberry jam but you could use grape jelly if that is all you have on hand.
You could use any flavor jam or even orange marmalade to fill the center of these thumbprint cookies.
These Thumbprint Cookies are easy to make and taste delicious.
They are a semi-homemade Christmas cookie that tastes just like homemade.
I added some orange zest to the cookie dough to add a little citrus flavor to the cookies.
I also melted white chocolate and drizzle it over the Thumbprint Cookies to make them more festive for the Christmas season.
These Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies would make easy Christmas Cookies for a cookie exchange.
Recipes from friends
- Walking On Sunshine Recipes: Vanilla Chocolate Slice and Bake Cookies
- Glenda Embree: White Chocolate No-Bake Cookies
- Fat Dad Foodie: Ginger Snowball Cookies
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Ingredients Needed To Make easy Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies
Print the full Raspberry Thumbprint ingredient list and directions below.
- 1 pouch of sugar cookie mix
- unsalted butter
- a large egg
- unbleached all-purpose flour
- orange zest
- seedless raspberry jam
- white chocolate chips
- a large baking or cookie sheet
- parchment paper
- a ¼ teaspoon round measuring spoon
Basic Christmas Cookie Baking Supplies
- My Favorite Christmas Cookie Cutters for cut out cookies.
- Large Baking Sheets: I have 4 of these and they really make baking cookies so much easier.
- Cookie Dough Scoops: This is the secret to making perfectly shaped cookies every time.
- Parchment Paper: Keeps cookies from sticking and over browning. Makes clean up a breeze.
- Wooden Rolling Pin: A good rolling pin is a must for rolling out perfect Christmas cookies every time.
- Cooling Racks: Cookies need to cool and a cooling rack allows air to circulate and helps the hot cookies cool quicker. It also makes drizzling baked cookies with melted chocolate or powdered sugar drizzle easier.
- Thin Metal Spatula: A wide flat metal spatula helps lift the cookies off the baking sheet without damaging the edges and keep the hot cookies from breaking when transferring them to the cooling rack.
- Spritz Cookie Press: A must have for making tradition Spritz Cookies for Christmas.
- Christmas Cookie Boxes: Planning a cookie exchange or love to share your Christmas cookies? Cookie Gift Boxes are perfect to keep the cookies from getting crushed.
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Easy Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies Recipe
- Measuring Spoons
- Parchment Paper
- Cookie Sheet
- 1 pouch sugar cookie mix (1 lb 1.5 oz package sugar cookie mix)
- ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
- 1 large egg
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons orange zest (from one navel orange)
- ⅓ cup seedless raspberry jam
- ½ cup premium white chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375' F. and prepare your cookie sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl mix the cookie mix, softened butter, egg, orange zest and flour until a dough forms.
- Using a small dough scoop or a teaspoon to scoop the dough form balls that are about 1 ½ inches round.
- Place the cookie dough balls on the parchment paper lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart until the tray is full. Using the round ¼ teaspoon measuring spoon press an indention in the center of each cookie. Once all of the cookies on the tray have an indention scoop ¼ teaspoon of the raspberry jam and fill the indention of each cookie.
- Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator and chill for 10 to 15 minutes before baking to help prevent the cookies from spreading too much during baking.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven and allow the cookies to cool for 10 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely.
- Repeat with remaining cookie dough.
- Once the cookies are completely cool melt a ½ cup of premium white chocolate chips in a small plastic baggie or a decorator bag. Snip a tiny hole in one corner of the bag and drizzle each cookie with the melted white chocolate.
- Allow the melted chocolate to harden completely before storing in an air tight container or packaging in cellophane bags to gift for the Christmas holiday.