Tasty Holiday Thumbprint Cookies

Recipe by Mysterygirl
READY IN: 14mins
YIELD: 20 cookies


  • 1
    (8 ounce) package sugar-free yellow cake mix
  • 3
    tablespoons orange juice
  • 2
    teaspoons orange zest
  • 12
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 4
    teaspoons strawberry all-fruit spread (or your favorite all-fruit spread)
  • 2
    tablespoons pecans, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Spray cookie sheets with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Beat cake mix, orange juice, orange peel and vanilla with mixer for 2 minutes.
  • Increase speed to medium and beat 2 minutes more or until dough is smooth (dough should be very sticky still).
  • With oiled hands, roll dough into 1 inch balls and place 2 1/2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
  • Press the center of each ball with thumb and fill with 1/4 tsp of strawberry fruit spread.
  • Sprinkle cookies with the chopped pecans.
  • Bake for 8-9 minutes or until cookies are lightly golden brown and lose their shininess.
  • Be sure that you don't overbake these cookies or they will be dry.
  • Remove from oven and place on wire racks to cool completely.