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[Cookie Elf File] 12 Days of Christmas Cookies, Day 1: Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
December 01, 2015
Dear Cookie Elf reader,

Welcome back to The Cookie Elf File … and to easy cookie recipes! About once a week, The Elf sends you cookie recipes, cookie trivia, offers, and simple baking tips to give you easy ways to bake homemade cookies.

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Feature: Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies: Fun Christmas Cookie Recipe for Kids and Families

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Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies are a fun and festive cookie recipe to use to kick off The Elf’s 12 Days of Christmas Cookies!

They’re a perfect Christmas cookie recipe because …

  • Kids love to roll the dough and press the wells
  • Powdered sugar and glazed cherries look festive
  • Chocolate is always a favorite
  • The cookies are easy to make! 
Make sure you allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for several minutes to set before transferring them to a cooling rack.

Prep time: 20-30 minutes
Bake time: 10 minutes, divided
Makes 3-4 dozen cookies

Get the full Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies recipe … and check out our Thumbprint Cookies Pinterest board for more easy thumbprint cookie recipes.

Cookie Baking Tip: How to Get Powdered Sugar to Stick to Cookies

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See more helpful cookie baking tips on The Elf’s Baking Tips Pinterest Board .

Use These to Bake Christmas Cookies

In case you don’t have these in your kitchen already, here are some baking tools you need to make the recipes in this issue!

Basics Silicone Baking Mat - 2 Pack Wilton Easy Flex 3-Piece Silicone Spatula Set, Blue

More Easy Thumbprint Cookies and Molded Cookies

Cherry Thumbprint Christmas Cookie Recipe Snickerdoodles: a Classic Variation of the Sugar Cookie Easy Thumbprint Cookies: Just 6 Ingredients Peanut Butter Krispie Balls: a no-bake holiday cookie

That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

The Cookie Elf

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