Did you know that you can make these cake mix thumbprint cookies from a boxed cake mix? It takes minimal ingredients and offers a soft and fluffy cookie that has the center pressed in, and filled with a raspberry jam filling. A 5-ingredient lemon thumbprint cookie recipe.
Now I used lemon cake mix for this cookie recipe. But essentially you can use any flavor of cake mix you would like, and same goes for the filling. Buttery cookies that can get filled with your favorite jam, chocolate, or other sweet filling. Give these raspberry thumbprint cookies a try.
Make sure to check out my other cake mix cookie recipes, it is loaded with tasty cookie recipes. Or check out these turtle thumbprint cookies for a chocolate treat. Jam thumbprints are one of our favorite cookies. My son gives these cookies a 5 star rating, the middle of each cookie is what he loves the most.
This Cake Mix Thumbprint Cookie Recipe Is…
- Made with a boxed cake mix (how to make boxed cake mix taste like homemade)
- Can use any flavor of cake mix
- Easy to make
- Twist to a classic thumbprint cookie recipe
- Great for cookie exchanges
- Budget Friendly Dessert
- Quick and easy
- Freezer friendly cookies
Boxed Cake – I used a lemon cake mix, but you can easily swap the out the lemon cake with any cake mix you want.
Eggs – I use large eggs for this cookie recipe.
Vegetable Oil – You could use canola oil in replace of the vegetable oil if you would like.
Granulated Sugar – I rolled my cookies in granulated sugar. This adds a light sugary texture to the outside of the cookies.
Jam – So I reached for a raspberry jam for a lemon raspberry cookie flavor. But you can use any flavor of jam for the filling.
Recipes to Serve With Cookies
Pair your cookies with this easy Starbucks Pink Drink copycat recipe. It is a strawberry refreshing drink that will compliment the lemon cookies.
Or whip up this frozen frosted limeade. It is a lime frozen drink that will tickle your taste buds.
How to Make
Full steps on how to make these easy thumbprint cookies. The full directions are below in the printable recipe card below.
Step One: Preheat the oven and prep your cookie sheets. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or use a silicone baking mat.
Step Two: Next in a large bowl you will mix up the cake mix, egg, and vegetable oil together. Mix to combine the batter and form into a cookie dough.
Step Three: Use a cookie scoop and make 1 1/2 tablespoon cookie balls and roll in a bowl with granulated sugar.
Step Four: Place the sugar rolled cookies on the baking sheet. Bake and then remove the cookies from oven.
Step Five: Take the cookie scoop and press down the center of each of the cookies. Then fill the center of each cookie with the jam.
Refrigerate Cookies – You will want to refrigerate your cookies in an airtight container. If you stack your cookies place a layer of wax paper between the layers to prevent the cookies from sticking together. These thumbprint lemon cookies last for 4-5 days.
Freezing Cookies – If you want you can even freeze the cookies. Place in a single layer, or use wax paper between stacking cookies. Freeze for 3-4 months, and when you want some thaw on the counter for an hour, or refrigerate the cookies overnight.
When to Serve These Cookies
These are the perfect thumbprint cookies for any and every occasion. Tender cookies that will melt in your mouth. These cookies make a great addition to any event.
- Baby shower
- Bridal shower
- Christmas cookies
- Tea parties
- Game day dessert
- Bake Sales
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Cake Mix Thumbprint Cookies
- 1 15.25 ounce Box Cake Mix I used lemon cake mix
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup raspberry jam
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Then grease your cookie sheet, line with parchment or use a silicone baking mat.
- In a bowl add your cake mix, egg, and oil to a bowl. Mix with a whisk or a hand mixer until a dough forms.
- Add your granulated sugar to a plate.
- Use a cookie scoop and roll your cookie dough into balls and then roll into the sugar and place on the cookie sheet. Leave space between each cookie.
- Bake your cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies are fully cooked.
- Remove the cookies from the oven, and then use the cookie scoop to press in the center of the cookies. I just use the back side of the spoon.
- Once the cookies are cooled completely, you will add some of your raspberry jam in the center of the cookies.