Chocolate Fudge Tumbprints

Diane Hopson Smith


An easy cookie with a lot of variation. When you have a lot of baking to do because you want a lot of different cookies, give this one a try and simply change up your filling. A cookie bound to please everyone's taste! Unless they just don't like chocolate.

Hope you enjoy!

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36 cookies


20 Min


10 Min




1/2 c
butter, room temperature
1 c
1 large
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
cocoa powder
1/4 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
baking soda
chocolate covered cherries, caramels, macaroon filling, rolo's, any thing you thing of to fill these cookies. let your imagination guide you.

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat butter and sugar on a medium speed until light and fluffy; add egg and vanilla and mix well. Scrape sides of bowl as needed.
Combine dry ingredient; whisk together.
Reduce speed on mixer to low and gradually add dry ingredient; mix well. Dough will be stiff.
Roll into 1-inch balls. You should be able to get 3 dozen. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and press center of each ball with thumb to make indention. Fill cookies as desired.
Bake for 10 minutes; remove from oven and cool on cookie sheet for about 2 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to complete cooling.
Chocolate covered cherries: Indent the cookie before placing in the oven but wait until cookie is out of oven to place the chocolate covered cherry. The cookie will poof some, so use the back of a spoon to indent again after removing from oven then carefully place the candy on top. Once in place do not handle until it has cooled, you don't want the candy to open up and spill out the goodies.

MACAROON FILLING: I was baking macaroons at the same time I made this cookies so I used some of the raw macaroons to fill some of these cookies. Place 1 tsp on each cookie before placing in the oven. Chocolate Kissed Macaroons

TURTLE FILLING: A Rolo placed on cookie the last 2 minutes of baking time and then press a pecan half on top. I originally tired 1/2 of a caramel, however, once cooled the caramel was too hard and chewy. The rolo was perfect.

A candy kiss pressed on a warm cookie.

A tsp of a chocolate buttercream frosting sprinkled with crushed peppermint (after the cookie has cooled of course).

The options are endless. Drizzle with chocolate if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Christmas, #Holidays