Turn on that oven and prepare to bake up a batch of the quickest holiday cookies you’ve ever made! This easy idea turns storebought sugar cookie dough into irresistibly delicious thumbprint cookies. All with just 4 easy ingredients.

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3-Ingredient Holiday Hack: Thumbprint Cookies


3-Ingredient Thumbprint Cookies

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Storebought Cookie dough becomes a delicious treat with this simple hack. Coloed candy melts can be purchased in the cake decor section of most craft stores.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 (16.5 oz) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 3/4 cup flour (optional)
  • 1 cup red and green candy melts
  • sprinkles


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. If desired, mix together sugar cookie dough and flour until well combined (to make rounder, little drop cookies, instead of flatter sugar style cookies). Roll dough into 1″ balls, roll in sprinkles. Place on a Good Cook AirPerfect baking sheet. Bake for 8-11 minutes, or until the cookies being to turn light golden brown around the edges. Remove from oven and immediately press a candy melt into the center of each cookie. Allow cookies to cool completely before serving.

Posted in Desserts, Recipes, Holiday by Goodcook staff |