Cherry Pie Thumbprint Cookies

Cherry Pie Thumbprint Cookies scrumptious! A shortbread style cookie topped with Cherry Pie Filling & a drizzle of chocolate, the perfect holiday treat!
Cherry Pie Thumbprint Cookies scrumptious! A shortbread style cookie topped with Cherry Pie Filling & a drizzle of chocolate, the perfect holiday treat!

There’s nothing like the smell of freshly baked cookies, the scent wafts through the air and even finds teenagers who are burrowing under the covers in their rooms.  Now that’s some powerful stuff!  The scent of freshly baked goods is one of the bonuses of the holiday season, many times a week I’ll find myself baking up something during the weeks leading up to Christmas.   These Cherry Pie Thumbprint Cookies are one of my newest favorites.

The tender shortbread type cookie is light and perfectly sweetened, add on top a small dollop of Cherry Pie Filling and a drizzle of chocolate!  Perfection I tell ya! Our entire family enjoyed these, without exception they are a tad fancier than the average cookie that I bake up.   But without a doubt, these will be added into my holiday baking rotation.  They are fancy enough to impress, but easy enough to whip out in a short amount of time.

Cherry Pie Thumbprint Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: Approximately 24 cookies

Cherry Pie Thumbprint Cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup margarine, softened
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 21oz can Lucky Leaf® Cherry Pie Filling
  • ½ cup white or milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. With electric mixer, mix butter and margarine until fluffy. Add in flour, powdered sugar and vanilla extract just until combined and a soft dough is formed.
  3. Roll the dough into two-inch balls. Place on greased baking sheet or baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Press thumb into center of cookie to make a well. Place cherries into each cookie.
  5. Bake 12-15 minutes. Allow cookies to cool.
  6. Melt chocolate according to package directions. Drizzle over cookies. Let chocolate set and serve immediately or store in an airtight container.

Notes

Recipe provided by Lucky Leaf®

http://whoneedsacape.com/2014/12/cherry-pie-thumbprint-cookies/

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Comments

  1. Love these; especially for the holiday season; thanks so much for sharing!

  2. These cookies look great! I think I just found the perfect addition to my holiday cookie platters! Yummy!
    All month long I am featuring different holiday cookie creations for my cookie countdown to Christmas! I would love it if you stopped by to check it out! 🙂
    Cathy

  3. This recipe looks so delicious! Hi, I’m Anita visiting from Freedom Fridays.

  4. These look delicious! I cannot wait to make these today. Do you think coconut oil in place of the margarine would work?

  5. Why do you use butter & margarine? Can you use all butter? Or butter & shortening?

    • Hi Robbie, This was a recipe we were asked to specifically replicate from Lucky Leaf Pie Filling, therefore all ingredients used were according to their instructions. Normally I never use margarine in my baking.

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  3. […] The recipe itself comes from my friends Lori and Heather over at Who Needs a Cape. Lori and Heather are proof that online friendships can turn into real ones. They met online during their pregnancies and became good friends, started a blog and they’ve been working together for years, in spite of living in different states!  We all participate in a  Freaky Friday recipe swap where each blogger participating makes a recipe from the blog assigned to us, and we keep it a secret until our posts go live. Usually we can choose any recipe from the blog assigned to us, but at the holidays we do a virtual holiday cookie exchange. When I was checking out Who Needs a Cape’s cookie recipes, I kept coming back to their Cherry Pie Thumbprint Cookies. […]

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