cherry {cobbler} thumbprint cookies for christmas - Color Me Meg

cherry {cobbler} thumbprint cookies for christmas

i have to say,

our thanksgiving staycation here in san diego was perfect. so were these happy accident cookies.

just me and my 3 peeps, making memories, staring new traditions…

we even spent 1 whole day “winter” cleaning the house and took out bags and bags of trash and donate-able stuff. it felt incredible.

cherry thumbprint christmas cookies recipe
turns out, we just needed a day to do it.

so i was excited to have some time to cuddle with my kiddos and make some goodies
while we watched christmas movies.

i was craving cherry cobbler, not pie, but cobbler, with the naughty flavor of the crumbly crust, ya know?  and since we had the time and no assignments, we took a few attempts to master these perfect cherry thumbprint cookies. they have only 5 ingredients and use a cake mix so there are lots of variations and ways it could be naughty. i might have to try these in chocolate form soon… but i’m almost positive you have what it takes to make this right now.

they’d be the perfect last minute take-to-a-party dessert or neighbor gift for christmas… so yummy and pretty.
and boss may or may not have had a few of them today… cause i’m an awesome mom.

cherry thumbprint christmas cookies recipe 3
cherry {cobbler} thumbprint cookies for christmas


  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 1 can cherry pie filling
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/8-1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2-1 cup cinnamon/sugar

what to do

1. preheat oven to 325 degrees.

2. mix cake mix, eggs, and oil {can use vegetable oil here, but i like coconut better.} add in a little flour until dough is a little firmer, but not forming a ball. {about the consistency that you like your regular cookies to be.}

3. form dough into 1/2-inch to 1-inch balls and drop into a bag or bowl of cinnamon/sugar until coated and place on a cookie sheet a few inches apart. press thumb into the center of each and drop 1 cherry, {or the equivalent in sauce} in each thumb hole.

4. bake for 7-8 minutes. move immediately to cool.


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About Meg

I am Meg. A health and wellness coach, a color lover, and a wish-i-owned-a-house-er. My husband and I are self-declared foodies and LOVE cooking together and doing home projects. We blog about our food and DIY adventures from sunny Arizona with our 3 cutie kids. Email me at colormemegblog at gmail dot com to work with me!

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