Cherry Thumbprint Cookies

Cherry Thumbprint Cookies

Tags: Cookies, Dessert/Sweets

  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Ready Time: 120 min
  • Yield: 6 dozen


  • 1 (17.5 oz.) Pillsbury® Sugar Cookie Mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 cups finely chopped walnuts, divided
  • 36 red or green maraschino cherries, drained, cut in half
  • OR 36 red or green candied cherries, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup Pillsbury® Creamy Supreme® Vanilla Flavored Frosting (optional)

Preparation Directions

  • HEAT oven to 350°F. Combine cookie mix, butter and egg in medium bowl until soft dough forms. Stir in 1/2 cup walnuts. Use level measuring teaspoon of dough to make 3/4-inch balls. Roll in remaining chopped walnuts. Place on baking sheet. Press one cherry half into top of each cookie.
  • BAKE 9 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 1 minute. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  • PLACE frosting into corner of heavy-duty resealable plastic bag. Microwave on HIGH 10 seconds, just until slightly warm. Cut tiny corner off bag. Drizzle over top of cookies.