Christmas Thumbprint Cookies-1 Cookie Mix 3 Ways

How many cookies do you make during the holidays? Are you overwhelmed? I may have a simple solution you can make from a cookie mix. One bag of cookie mix can be made into 3 different cookies. Christmas tree, Santa hats and Rainbow Sprinkle Christmas thumbprint cookies and no one will know they were made from a cookie mix.

Simple Christmas Thumbprint Cookies via thebearfootbaker.comAren’t they cute? It also looks like you spent hours making them and no one will ever know they are from a Betty Crocker Cookie Mix. Muahahaha, Muahahaha, Muahahaha. OK, I will stop the evil laughing for now. ;)

Santa Hat Christmas Thumbprint Cookies via thebearfootbaker.comI don’t know why but this year I am loving Santa Hats. I made some meringue Santa Hats for Jennifer at Not Your Momma’s Cookies the other day and it inspired these. They are cute and delicious so what’s not to love.

Christmas Thumbprint Cookies from thebearfootbaker.comChristmas Thumbprint Cookies with sprinkles are so colorful that everyone will love them.

Supplies for Christmas Thumbprint Cookies:

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
Buttercream Icing Recipe in Red and Green
Sprinkles-White and Rainbow
Candy Beads or Sixlets for the Tree Topper
Snowflakes for Santa’s Hat

Christmas Thumbprint Cookies via thebearfootbaker.comIt all being with this cookie mix. On the back there is a recipe for roll out cookies. Follow it to make the roll out cookies but don’t roll it out as you would for cut out cookies. Follow the instructions below.

Rainbow Sprinkle Christmas Thumbprint Cookies:

Christmas Thumbprint Cookies www.thebearfootbaker.com

Christmas Thumbprint Cookies  with Sprinkles via thebearfootbaker.com

  • Mix the dough following the roll out cookies instructions on the back of the cookie mix.
  • Roll the dough into 1/2″ balls.
  • Roll the balls in the sprinkles immediately or the sprinkles won’t stick to the dough.
  • Place them on a cookie sheet.
  • Use a 1/2 tsp. measuring spoon to make the dent in the center of each cookie and bake as directed.
  • Let the cookies cool completely.
  • Mix 1 1/4 cups of powdered sugar with 2 tablespoons of milk and place into 2 bowls. Add red and green food color and fill the thumbprint cookies.

Santa Hat Christmas Thumbprint Cookies:

Santa Hat Christmas Thumbprint Cookies with www.thebearfootbaker.com

Easy Santa Hat Christmas Thumbprint Cookies with www.thebearfootbaker.com

Simple Santa Hat Christmas Thumbprint Cookies with thebearfootbaker.com

  • Mix the dough following the roll out cookies instructions on the back of the cookie mix and add a few drops of red food coloring.
  • Roll the dough into 1/2″ balls.
  • Roll the balls in the sprinkles immediately or the sprinkles won’t stick to the dough.
  • Place them on a cookie sheet.
  • Use a 1/2 tsp. measuring spoon to make the dent in the center of each cookie and bake as directed.

Once the cookies cool completely, use a #21 star tip to pipe a swirl on each cookie and top with a snowflake or a white candy bead.

Christmas Tree Thumbprint Cookies

Simple Christmas Thumbprint Cookies via thebearfootbaker.comFollow the steps for the Santa hast but use green food coloring for the dough and for the buttercream frosting. When the icing is wet, sprinkle with a few rainbow sprinkles and top with a yellow candy bead.

I didn’t have any green non-pareils so I rolled the tree thumbprints in green sprinkles.

See how easy your holiday cookies can be. Easy and oh so cute! Here are some Christmas Thumbprints I did for Lil Luna’s blog a while back.

Bear hugs,

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Comments

  1. Great ideas, Lisa! Anything to make the holidays easier is a plus in my book! :)

  2. Love how you made them into little trees, look so cute!

  3. love ur ideas but got a question when do u bake them? after u roll them
    through the sprinkles?
    rgds chantal

  4. I tried these and none of my cookies held their shapes. I am not sure what I did wrong.

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