Holiday Cherry Cake Cookies

This is also known as Cherry Thumbprint Cookies. I don’t normally make baked goods from scratch, as I don’t have the patience for anything over 10 ingredients. Especially when the ingredients are 1/4 teaspoon and “a pinch” of a zillion spices and such. *laughs* This recipe is simple, and the end result is sweet, tangy, and unfortunately for those who are on diets, these can get addicting.


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups all purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted and separated: 3/4 cup and 1/4 cup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 can cherry pie filling


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F
  2. Mix butter until fluffy.
  3. Add flour, 3/4 cup sugar, and vanilla.
  4. Combine until soft dough is formed.
  5. Roll dough into 2-inch balls.
  6. Place on greased (or parchment papered) baking pan.
  7. Press thumb into center of cookie balls to form a “crater”.
  8. Place 2-3 cherries with a little of the filling jelly in each “crater”.
  9. Bake for 12-15 minutes until cookie is golden.
  10. Remove cookies from oven and set on cooling rack.
  11. Dust cookies with remaining (1/4 cup) sugar.
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2 Responses to Holiday Cherry Cake Cookies

  1. Arielle says:

    Oh yum ❤ they look so good!

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