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Home > Recipes > Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
  • Fun for Kids

  • Intermediate

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Prep Time:
30 Minutes
Skill Level:
Intermediate

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Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 cookie
Servings per Recipe: 24

  Amount Per Serving %DV *
Calories 160 -
Calories from Fat 80 -
Total Fat 9g 14% DV
Saturated Fat 4g 20% DV
Trans Fat 0g -
Cholesterol 20mg 7% DV
Sodium 70mg 3% DV
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5% DV
Dietary Fiber 1g 0% DV
Sugars 11g -
Protein 3g -
Vitamin A - 4% DV
Vitamin C - 0% DV
Calcium - 2% DV
Iron - 4% DV

*Percent Daily Values (% DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Note: Makes 24 cookies. Nutrition Information calculated for 1 cookie

Ingredients

  • VANILLA FILLING (recipe follows)
  • 26 HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates or HERSHEY'S HUGS Brand Candies
  • 1/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar

Directions

1. Beat butter, sugar, egg yolk, milk and vanilla in medium bowl until fluffy. Stir together flour, cocoa and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Refrigerate dough at least 1 hour or until firm enough to handle.

2. Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet or line with parchment paper. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. With fork, beat egg white slightly. Dip each ball into egg white; roll in nuts. Place on prepared cookie sheet. Press thumb gently in center of each cookie.

3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Meanwhile, prepare VANILLA FILLING. Remove wrappers from chocolate pieces. Remove cookies from cookie sheet to wire rack; cool 5 minutes. Spoon about 1/4 teaspoon filling into each thumbprint. Gently press chocolate piece in center of each cookie. Cool completely. Makes about 24 cookies.

VANILLA FILLING: Combine 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon softened butter or margarine, 2 teaspoons milk and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract in small bowl; beat until smooth.

VARIATION: Omit egg white and chopped nuts. Roll balls in granulated sugar. Bake as directed. Top with VANILLA FILLING and pecan or cherry half.

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  • 5 stars

    12/24/2012

    I made this especially for my 86 year old Dad that lives in an adult foster care home with 6 other elderly folks. Normally he's good at sharing, but he says there's no way he's sharing these because they are so delicious! I made half of them with nuts and half with these pretty metallic sprinkles. They were just as pretty as they were delicious.

  • 5 stars

    12/17/2010

    Everyone loves this cookie and it looks great on a plate. I usually roll in sugar before baking. You can also color the frosting. yum.

  • 5 stars

    12/14/2010

    I made these cookies last year, but added some of my own variations. Instead of rolling the cookies in chopped nuts, I used shredded coconut. I replaced the vanilla filling with vanilla frosting (I had run out of ingredients and had to make do... but it was a hit) and used caramel and cherry cordial kisses instead of regular milk chocolate ones. The dessert was a huge success and I will definitely be making them again this year!

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