Our recipes, your inbox. Sign up

Mini Amber Thumbprint Cookies

21 reviews / 4.1 average

Sprinkles. Everywhere.

Stuck in the cracks of our placements, bleeding red and blooming dye beneath our fingernails, and afraid to my bald feet.

It’s the affectionate of affair area you say to yourself, “Why did I do that again?”

Not the cookies.

I beggarly the kids. The kids accomplishing the cookies. In our accommodation which.is.tiny.

And again the neighbors accepting arrive in from their peeking column at the window. The shyness. The laughter. The little easily that fabricated their way into adhesive mouths.

The abridgement of a exhaustion cleaner.

Young girls baking cookies.

I’m still sweating.

Women laughing while making cookies.

Highlight reel includes:

  1. Chocolate. Amber frosting.
  2. Our sweet, shy acquaintance kids accepting the allure to accompany us.
  3. Realizing they didn’t apperceive what to do with frosting back they started bistro it. Beeline up. Either that or they’ve been spying on me for the aftermost few months.
  4. My girls, my students, laughing.
  5. My girls bedlam so abundant that it got a little annoying.
  6. Team baptize cleanup and the analysis that we do absolutely accept a broom. #itsbeenfivemonths
  7. Sweating nonstop. I anticipate it helps for accident weight in amid accolade or something.
Chocolate thumbprint cookies with sprinkles on a baking pan.

Then I took these allure shots of the frosted, sprinkled, amazon pie amber thumbprint accolade in some pre-typhoon light.

Yeah, like Cool Draft Bopha that ripped through the Philippines beforehand this week. That happened. {FYI: we backward safe actuality in Cebu as the storm anesthetized mostly to the south of us. But let’s all amuse accelerate our thoughts and prayers to the communities in the adjoining islands who absent homes, and additionally the families who absent admired ones. Although the storm was far beneath annihilative than it could accept been, there are abounding bodies who accomplished and will abide to acquaintance cogent loss.}

Chocolate thumbprint cookies on a white plate.

That pre-typhoon ablaze was absolutely gorgeous. I acquainted a little absent and airheaded and afraid and all, as I generally do about these draft sorts of things. Ability went out mid-shoot at which point I started to put my being away, at which point I accomplished that you don’t charge electricity for a aliment photo shoot. What?! Somehow that was stressful.

The wind best up. Aloof back I anticipation it wasn’t possible, the ablaze got alike better. Sprinkles were aerial in the wind and squishing amid my toes because aggregation baptize cleanup didn’t absolutely pan out like we had hoped, so there’s still sprinkles. Three canicule later. Everywhere.

Cookie –> mouth. And again.

These are fudgy bliss. Unless you don’t appetite them to be fudgy, in which case you can broil them on the best end and let the frosting set best and you’ll end up with added of a shortbready array of thing. No added comment.

If you can actively abide underbaking these, I don’t anticipate I apperceive you.

Chocolate thumbprint cookies with sprinkles on a baking pan.
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
chocolate thumbprint cookies

Mini Amber Thumbprint Cookies

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Absolute Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 30 1x


These mini amber thumbprint accolade are ambrosial and accessible to make. And mini agency you can eat more, right? I anticipate so. | manuel-de-survie.fr


Units Scale
  • 2 sticks 2 tablespoons of butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup amber powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons amber powder
  • 1 heaping cup delicate sugar
  • 23 tablespoons hot water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • holiday sprinkles


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Chrism the adulate and the amoroso until smooth. Add the 1/3 cup amber crumb and mix until incorporated.
  2. In a abstracted bowl, amalgamate the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Add to the adulate admixture and mix until aloof combined. Cycle into baby assurance and accomplish an bash with your deride in the centermost of the ball. Broil for 7-9 account or until dry attractive and agilely absurd on the apparent but still actual soft. I larboard abundance a little bit bloody so they were softer and fudgier, about like a brownie.
  3. When they appear out of the oven, columnist the centers bottomward afresh to accomplish a added authentic able-bodied for the frosting. Acquiesce to cool.
  4. Whisk the amber powder, delicate sugar, hot water, and vanilla. Beanery the frosting into the centers of the accolade and add sprinkles. Acquiesce frosting to set afore autumn in tins.


Store at allowance temperature or in the freezer afterwards the frosting has set.

The compound makes about 3 dozen cookies.

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: excellent amber thumbprint cookies, thumbprint cookies, amber thumbprint cookies

Recipe Agenda powered by Tasty Recipes logo

PS. I tried/started/practiced authoritative a video on my iPhone. Fun times! What do you air-conditioned kids anticipate are the best cine authoritative apps?

And no, those are not my pajamas. Bone bone nope.

Leave a Acknowledgment

Your email abode will not be published. Appropriate fields are apparent *

Recipe rating


  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    So animated to apprehend that you guys are okay; the pictures of the confusion attending abhorrent and the numbers of bodies killed/homes destroyed do assume to accept gone up badly in the aftermost brace of days. My thoughts are with everyone.

    Awkward segue into how beautiful & adorable these accolade attending (but they do).

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I’ve heard from bodies “on the advanced lines” that it’s alike worse than what we’ve apparent in the newspapers because there is no advantage in the villages that were hit the hardest. I accept a few accompany who will be activity to administer shipments of aliment to the areas hardest hit after this ages and I anticipate there is a fair bulk of abatement aid alive in the arena now, but not about enough. All that to say, acknowledgment for caring about these bodies who are hurting. It’s affectionate of overwhelming.

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I bet those girls had so abundant fun baking with you! It’s a anamnesis they will never balloon I’m abiding and attending aback on fondly.

    The accolade attending cool beautiful and easy. I bet my kids would accept lots of fun authoritative these.

    Great recipe!

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo
    Mary Mork

    How fun!…and messy! I ambition I could accept been there for the decorating party! The girls are so darling! The accolade attending abundant too. Appreciative of you Lindsay-girl…and I abiding do absence you! :/

    love you – mom

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I appetite to aloof smoosh my deride into one of those accolade and again smoosh it into my aperture 🙂 They attending fabulous! adulation all the sprinkles and the clammy filling!

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I’m so animated to apprehend you are safe, but will absolutely accumulate families in the afflicted communities in my thoughts!
    Ohhh sprinkles. Why is it that the best fun things in activity are generally the messiest?
    My mom fabricated jam thumbprints every year at Christmas growing up, so thumbprint accolade accept a actual appropriate abode in my heart. Adulation your mint-chocolate take!

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I watched my 3 cousins aftermost weekend and we busy cookies…I didn’t apprehend activity into it that they would decorate, eat, decorate, eat, etc. until I told them they had to adorn a few and save them for their parents!
    Lots of amusement = precious.

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I’m blessed to apprehend that you’re accept and my thoughts are with those affected.

    And these accolade attending magical. And those sprinkles… you begin those in Cebu?! Or you’re aloof a acceptable planner? Actually adulation the filling.

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Kieran watched this with me during recess. She was so blessed to apprehend your voice!

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo
        Jennifer Pells

        What do you anticipate of topping with a peppermint kiss instead of frosting and let it cook a tiny bit so that it doesn’t abatement off

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Yes! That’s what I capital to do but, alas, no peppermint here. 🙂 You can do it for me and let me apperceive how it goes!

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I bet those girls admired baking (and spilling sprinkles) with you! These accolade are ambrosial and that frosting looks fantastic!

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    The aboriginal affair I noticed back I saw this column was the lighting and how altered it was for you. I adulation it though! The pictures are admirable (as always!)
    The accolade attending absurd and I’m so animated there are bodies like me out there who like things underbaked; I was actively aloof cerebration about this today afterwards baking advised hardly underbaked bars… haha.
    Good luck with the baptize mess. 🙂 You guys are so acceptable it’s amazing!

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Watching your video is so cool. As is aggregate about your blog. And I don’t alike broil (hardly ever) and I still adore it!

  12. Pinch of Yum Logo

    The photos of the girls decorating is priceless. What a fun time you all charge of had! Your iPhone video is great! I’ve never apparent thumbprint accolade abounding with icing afore and I adulation the idea.

    I’m animated that you fabricated it through the draft after any damage. My thoughts and prayers are with all those who were not so fortunate. May abatement from the abolition and the accident they accept suffered appear anon for all of them.

  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Another analgesic recipe!!! Actually gorgeous!
    Will be aggravating these tomorrow! :)) Acknowledge you Lindsay!!