It's cookie season! I was excited to share these pretty little thumbprint cookies. Thumbprints are so versatile because you can use pretty much any cookie dough and filling, so there are endless flavor combinations to be had.
To make these extra simple, I started with a box mix. I have no shame in reaching for a cookie or cake mix for recipes that I want to keep as fast and easy as possible. They are fun to use when experimenting with flavors also because they cut your prep time in half. I like the Krusteaz gingerbread mix because the cookie is super soft and chewy and the molasses flavor is mild, which is great for those who aren't into a super spicy cookie.
I filled these cookies with a smooth buttery rum filling - they just scream Christmas.
I rolled the dough balls in coarse sugar sprinkles and raw brown sugar before baking. It added a pleasant sugary crunch to each bite.Print
Krusteaz Cookie Mix & Holiday Giveaway
You can win your own prize pack of cookie mixes and fun kitchen items from Krusteaz! One reader will win two boxes EACH of the cookie mixes shown above: butter vanilla sugar, gingerbread, oatmeal scotchie, shortbread, and snickerdoodle. In addition, the prize pack will contain some other fun items like an apron, tote bag, holiday cookie cutters, and a frosting decorating pen!
The giveaway runs from now until Monday, December 14th at 11:59pm Eastern. Winner will be contacted via email!
Here’s how to enter:
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Good luck everyone!!
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