Chocolate Thumbprints Cookies Recipe

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Chocolate Thumbprints Cookies

Lynn Dine

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@diner524

This is a recipe that was in my Taste of Home Magazine by Laura Bryant German, W. Warren, Massachusetts. These are a great twist on your standard thumbprint cookies with jam/jelly. The recipe called for walnuts, but we don't care for them and us pecans.


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Serves:

24 cookies

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 c
butter, softened
2/3 c
sugar
1
egg, separated
2 Tbsp
milk
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 c
all purpose flour
1/3 c
baking cocoa
1/4 tsp
salt
1 c
pecans, in pieces

FILLING:

1/2 c
confectioners' sugar
1 Tbsp
butter, softened
2 tsp
milk
1/4 tsp
pure vanilla extract
26
milk chocolate kisses

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolk, milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until or until easy to handle.
2
In a small bowl, whisk egg white until foamy. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; dip in egg white, then roll in nuts. Place on greased baking sheets. Using a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in center of each cookie. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until center is set.
3
For filling, combine the confectioners' sugar, butter, milk and vanilla; stir until smooth. Spoon or pipe 1/4 teaspoon into each warm cookie; gently press a chocolate kiss in the center. Carefully remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American