12 Days of Cookies: Apple Pie Thumbprint Cookies

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It’s that time again — Food Network’s annual virtual cookie swap is here! The stars of The Kitchen and the chefs in Food Network Kitchen (our bustling test kitchen) have some ideas that are bound to make it into your annual rotation. Stock up on flour and sugar — you’re gonna need 'em.

If you love apple pie but find the thought of making one from scratch daunting, save this recipe immediately. These buttery thumbprints (an ever-adorable cookie option) get filled with a spiced apple mixture that mimics your favorite all-American dessert. And we think it’s a brilliant idea to serve these mini “pies” with mini scoops of ice cream right on top.

Get the recipe for Food Network Kitchen’s Apple Pie Thumbprint Cookies (watch how to make them below), and check out the rest of our All-Star Holiday Cookie Recipes. Then, head over to 12 Days of Cookies for dozens (and dozens!) more ideas for your holiday baking extravaganza.

Head over to Holiday Central for more festive inspiration and recipes:

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