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Tropical Thumbprint Cookies

Tropical Thumbprint Cookies

Sweet pineapple, macadamia nuts, and lime highlight this new spin on the classic thumbprint cookie. If your holiday season is marked with batches and batches of cookies, Tropical Thumbprint Cookies is a perfect new recipe to add to your cookie line-up.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine cookies
Servings 16 cookies


  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • zest of a lime
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • zest of a lime
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 egg white slightly beaten
  • ¾ cup finely chopped macadamia nuts
  • Smucker's Pineapple Topping
  • Smucker's Marshmallow Topping
  • additional lime zest for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Combine the butter, brown sugar, egg yolk, lime zest, and vanilla. Sift in the flour and salt. Form 1-in balls with the dough. Dip each ball in egg white, and roll in the chopped nuts. Place 1-in apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 5 min and remove from oven. Press each with your thumb and return to the oven. Bake 6 min longer. Remove from the oven, gently transfer to parchment to cool completely.
  • Once cool, spoon a little pineapple topping in each thumbprint. Warm the jar of marshmallow topping in the microwave for 20-30 seconds, then use a spoon to drizzle over the cookies. Top with lime zest. Yields 16 cookies.

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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