The thumbprints that Pittsburghers have come to know and love originated in 1980, ten years after Kaufmann’s Arcade Bakery opened its doors. Kevin Ulrich created these delicious thumbprint cookies. The Arcade Bakery closed its doors several years ago. In 2017, Ulrich joined the Prantl’s Bakery family and has continued this traditional cookie.

Today, our thumbprints are made from scratch by its original creator and are available everyday at all three of our locations. Try one of our 60+ flavors!


This is a sampling of our many flavors. All thumbprints can come in either nuts or jimmies Please call for more flavors.

  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Smore’s
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pumpkin


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