Holiday Thumbprint Cookies

Holiday Thumbprint Cookies

Holiday Thumbprint Cookies

Making cookies this holiday season? Check out these tips for making Christmas cookies.


Makes 20 servings


1 package (8 ounces) yellow cake mix
3 tablespoons orange juice
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
5 teaspoons strawberry all-fruit spread
2 tablespoons pecans, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Beat cake mix, orange juice, orange peel and vanilla in medium bowl at medium speed of electric mixer 2 minutes or until mixture is crumbly. Increase speed to medium-high and beat 2 minutes or until smooth dough forms. (Dough will be very sticky.)
  3. Coat hands with nonstick cooking spray. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place balls 2-1/2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Press center of each ball with thumb. Fill each thumbprint with 1/4 teaspoon fruit spread. Sprinkle with nuts.
  4. Bake 8 to 9 minutes or until cookies are light golden brown and no longer shiny. Do not overbake. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 cookie
Calories from Fat 23 %
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat <1 g
Calories 54
Carbohydrate 10 g
Fiber <1 g
Protein <1 g
Sodium 74 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 1/2
Fat 1/2

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