Valentines Day Thumbprint Cookies

Valentine's Day Thumbprint Cookies

These are the sweetest little cookies rolled in colorful sprinkles with matching powdered sugar frosting.  
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 61kcal
Author Jere @One Hot Oven


Cookie Dough

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening or coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup AP, flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 5 oz. colored nonpareils

Powdered Sugar Icing


Making the Cookie Dough

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F., and prepare sheet pans with parchment.
  • In a large bowl mix the butter, shortening, sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla until completely mixed.
  • Mix in the flour and salt until combined and the dough holds its shape.
  • Place the nonpareils in a bowl big enough to roll the dough balls.
  • Shape the dough into 1" balls then immediately roll in the nonpareils. The warmth of your hands helps make the dough balls a little soft so the nonpareils will stick better.
  • Place the balls 1" apart on the baking sheets then press your thumb into the center of each dough ball.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes until lightly browned. Then remove from oven to cooling rack.

Powdered Sugar Icing

  • Mix the sifted powdered sugar and milk to make a smooth mixture. This icing sets up hard after it sits for a couple of hours.
  • Separate the icing into three small bowls.  Tint one pink and one red with the food coloring.
  • With a small spoon fill each cookie with one of the icings.  You can put the icing in a piping bag and pipe into the cookies.  


Serving: 25g | Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.3g | Protein: 0.08g | Fat: 4.1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 39mg