We will fit it all in, we will fit it all in, and then we will crash on the couch all day on December 26th!
Scroll to the bottom for the Chocolate Thumbprint Cookie Recipe!
This post is sponsored by Schnucks, but all opinions and flour-covered tables are my own.
That has been our mantra for the last few weeks! This is the craziest time of the year for us (and everyone else), but I don’t want to skip a thing, even though we have so much to do for our businesses. I just love creating memories with the boys this time of year.
One tradition I love that I started with Jude, and now includes Ezra, is baking! I love that the boys love to be in the kitchen with me and help, even if it makes things a little messier. I mean a lot messier.
We didn’t have time to do anything extravagant this year, so that’s why I knew when I came across this simple timesaver cookie recipe in the Simply Schnucks magazine I knew it was a must!
You already know how much I love Schnucks and how they make everything easier for us, especially this time of year with the digital coupons, ready-made meals (we have been abusing this hack a lot lately), fresh baked goods and appetizers for holiday parties! Plus they have the best serving size suggestion guide for a party of any size!
Ok on to the cookie recipe! This was such an easy recipe to make and the boys had so much fun making holes in all the cookies! And if you’re short on time, there’s even a shortcut!
Chocolate Thumbprint Cookie Recipe
Adapted from Simply Schnucks
3 cups Schnucks flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
1 cup Schnucks butter, softened
1½ cups sugar
1 Schnucks egg
1½ tsp vanilla extract
For chocolate cookies: add ¼ cup cocoa powder
For Filling – You can mix this up to whatever you want!
Heavy cream (or milk)
Fruit jam or preserves of your choice,
White, milk, or dark chocolate melting wafers
Crushed peppermint candies
- Preheat oven to 375°F. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and cocoa powder, if desired. Set aside.
- Using a mixer, beat butter and sugar until smooth. With mixer still running, add egg and vanilla, then gradually blend in flour mixture until incorporated.
- Roll dough into teaspoon-sized balls and place onto ungreased cookie sheets. Make indentations by pressing thumb into venter of each dough ball. Add to oven and bake 8-10 minutes.
- Remove from oven. Using the back of a round measuring teaspoon, immediately re-form indentations in each cookie.
- Fill indentions with filling of choice (see below)
- Bake for an additional three minutes. Remove from oven and transfer cookies to a baking rack. Allow to cool before serving.
Want to make this recipe even easier? Skip the first two steps and swap in Schnucks Sugar Ready-to-Bake Cookie Dough!! Yup it’s that easy!
To fill with caramel, place soft caramel candies into a microwave-safe bowl. Add a splash of heavy cream (or milk) and microwave on high for one minute. Stir caramel mixture and continue to microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring after each until caramels have melted into a smooth consistency. Fill indentations of cookies with caramel sauce and top with coarse sea salt.
To fill with jam just scoop out of the jar and fill indentations in cookies!
To fill with chocolate, melt chocolate according to package directions. Fill indentations with melted chocolate and top with crushed peppermint candies.
So no matter how much you have to do this holiday season, I hope you take a moment to enjoy it with your family! And hopefully bake some sweets!