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Easter Thumbprint Cookies

Easter Thumbprint Cookies are soft, delectable, and filled with vibrant sprinkles. Thumbprint cookies are simple and quick to make for the perfect last-minute dessert idea for Easter this year!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easter Sprinkle Thumbprint Cookies
Servings: 22 cookies
Author: Jill


  • 2 disposable piping bags


  • 1 1/4 Cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 Cup butter unsalted
  • 1/2 Cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Cup Easter sprinkles
  • candy melts Yellow and pink


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat
  • Using a standing mixer, beat the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and heavy whipping cream until combined
  • Gradually beat in the flour and salt until a dough forms
  • Using a small cookie scoop, scoop out some dough and roll it into a ball
  • Roll the cookie dough into the easter sprinkles and place it onto the cookie sheet
  • Make an indent into the cookie dough ball using your thumb or the back of a spoon
  • Bake in the oven for 7-10 minutes or until lightly golden on the bottom
  • Allow cooling while you melt the candy melts
  • Pour at least 1 c of the candy melts into their own piping bags and place into the microwave for 45 seconds until melted
  • Cut the tip off the piping bag and fill the cavity of the cookie with the melted candy melts
  • Allow hardening before enjoying!