Candy Cane Thumbprint Cookies

Candy Cane Thumbprint

These Candy Cane Thumbprint Cookies are fun and easy! The perfect sweet Christmas treat!



  • 1 1/2 cup salted butter (softened)
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 20 candy cane Hershey Kisses


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Next, add in the egg yolk and vanilla. Beat until well combined.
  4. Next, add in flour and beat together until all the flour is wet and the mixture is combined. Do not overbeat.
  5. Cover mixture and refrigerate for half an hour.
  6. After half an hour, create one inch balls and place onto a baking sheet. (Use parchment paper or spray gently with cooking spray.)
  7. Onto the top of each ball, gently press with a thumb or finger to create a crevice.
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Once cookies are slightly golden brown take out of the oven and immediately add one candy cane, Hershey Kiss, to the center and allow cookies to cool for 10 minutes before serving or saving.
  9. Makes 20 cookies.