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Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies

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Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies are a perfect combination of two of my favorite holiday treats. A classic gingerbread cookie with this white and milk chocolate kiss in the top is great for cookie swaps!

If you love gingerbread cookies, you will also love Gingerbread Monkey Bread.

Gingerbread thumbprint cookies on a white plate

Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies

If you love the sugar cookies with the chocolate kiss on top and you love gingerbread cookies, you are going to love this combination. With the best of both in one cookie, this might be your new favorite cookie.

Can I Use Different Flavors in these Thumbprint Cookies?

There are many different flavors that will pair well with these cookies. You can use any of the flavors of kisses you like. You can also use other things inside of the area like caramel or other candies that melt well.

Stacks of gingerbread cookies on a platter with holiday decorations in the background

Ingredients you will need:

  • Unsalted sweet cream butter
  • Light brown sugar
  • Molasses
  • Egg
  • Flour
  • Ground ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Ground nutmeg
  • All spice spice
  • Kosher salt
  • Baking soda
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Ghirardelli milk chocolate melting wafers
  • White sanding sugar

Christmas Cookies

How to Make Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies

Preheat the oven to 350 and put parchment paper on 2 baking sheets.

In a medium bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients.

Ingredients for gingerbread cookies in a large bowl

Using a mixer, beat together the butter and powder sugar until it is fluffy.

Beat in the molasses until combined and then add the vanilla and yogurt.

Gradually add in the dry ingredients until the dough forms.

Put the sanding sugar in a bowl.

Gingerbread cookie balls

Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out the dough and roll it into a ball. Then roll the ball in the sanding sugar.

GIngerbread cookie balls

Do this with the rest of the cookies. It will make 12 cookies.

Place 12 cookie dough balls onto the first cookie sheet

Use the back of the spoon to make an indent in the cookie.

Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes

Once the cookies are cooled, add the chocolate to the indent.

Let the cookies cool for 30 minutes.

Gingerbread thumbprint cookies on a white plate

Can I Freeze Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies?

If you want to free these cookies, you can freeze these cookies one of 2 ways. You can bake the cookies and then freeze them. The other way to freeze these cookies is to make the dough. You can freeze it as just the dough, or you can scoop the dough into cookies. Wait to put the kisses into the cookies until you are ready to bake them.

Servings: 24

Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
 
Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies are a perfect combination of two of my favorite holiday treats. A classic gingerbread cookie with this white and milk chocolate kiss in the top is great for cookie swaps!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 3/4 C packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 C molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 C flour
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp all spice spice
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 24 Ghirardelli milk chocolate melting wafers
  • 1 container white sanding sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper
  2. Using a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice, kosher salt and baking soda until combined
  3. Using a stand mixer, beat together the butter and brown sugar until combined and fluffy

  4. Beat in the molasses until combined
  5. Beat in the egg and vanilla until combined
  6. Gradually beat in the dry ingredients until a dough forms
  7. Pour the white sanding sugar into a small bowl
  8. Using a mini ice cream scooper, scoop some dough out and roll into a ball
  9. Roll the dough into the white sanding sugar
  10. Repeat the steps until all balls are formed and coated

  11. Place the cookie dough balls onto the prepared baking sheets

  12. Using the back of a teaspoon or small spoon make an indent into the cookie dough balls
  13. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes
  14. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes
  15. Place a Ghirardelli milk chocolate wafer into the indent of the cookies
  16. Allow the cookies to cool for another 30 minutes before enjoying!
Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 301 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 108mg5%
Potassium 217mg6%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 190IU4%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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