We have a new take on the classic thumbprint cookie recipe! This vegan thumbprint cookie recipe has all the yum with none of the dairy. As vegan cookie recipes go, this one is worth putting on your to-make list. What’s the secret ingredient? The Tonight Dough Non-Dairy. Grab a pint and let’s start baking!
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What Is A Thumbprint Cookie?
Thumbprint cookies are any cookie with an indentation in the middle that gets filled with something delicious like jam, marmalade, frosting, or chocolate. The possibilities are endless! In fact, our vegan thumbprint recipe fills that indentation with The Tonight Dough Non-Dairy, because we like to push the boundaries of vegan cookie deliciousness. You could get a little wild yourself and fill it with any one of our 100% vegan certified Non-Dairy flavors.
Why Are They Called Thumbprint Cookies?
Traditionally, the indentations in thumbprint cookies would be made with, well, your thumb. So they would leave a thumbprint, garnering them the name. You might prefer to make your indentations with a spoon, but that doesn’t make them any less of a thumbprint cookie.
Do Thumbprint Cookies Need To Be Refrigerated?
In general, no, thumbprint cookies don’t need to be refrigerated, just sealed in an airtight container. But our vegan thumbprint cookie recipe puts a Ben & Jerry’s spin on the original recipe, and we’ve found that frozen desserts don’t fare well at room temperature.
We recommend storing the cookies — without the scoops of Non-Dairy — in an airtight container at room temperature and topping them with Non-Dairy right before serving (or devouring in your PJs at 1:00 am, we know how it goes).
How Do I Stop My Thumbprint Cookies From Spreading?
If you’ve baked cookies before, you know that the dough spreading out while baking is a real concern. This happens when the butter and sugar in the dough melt, causing the whole thing to spread out before it’s baked through. The key to cookies not spreading is ensuring that the dough is well chilled before baking, and not baking at too low a temperature. Our vegan thumbprint cookie recipe uses pre-packaged vegan cookie dough, so be sure to keep it chilled before baking.
Are you ready to make vegan thumbprint cookies? Let’s go!
- 12 oz. prepackaged vegan cookie dough
- 1 pint Ben & Jerry's The Tonight Dough Non-Dairy
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 12 cookies
Preheat the oven to 325°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the cookie dough portions 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake 11-13 minutes, until the cookies are just set, but still soft. Remove from the oven and use the back of a small cookie scoop to make an indentation in the center of each cookie. Cool the cookies for 10 minutes on the baking sheet, then move to a wire rack to cool completely, approximately 15 minutes.
Use a small cookie scoop to place a scoop of the The Tonight Dough Non-Dairy in the center of each cookie. Enjoy immediately!
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