Chocolate Strawberry Thumbprints

Nancy Allen


These are like eating a chocolate strawberry cheesecake, they will be eaten quickly.

★★★★★ 1 vote
3 dozen
1 Hr 20 Min
10 Min


3/4 c
all-purpose flour
1/4 c
unsweetened dutch process cocoa powder
1/4 tsp
2 oz
semi sweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 c
(1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 large
egg yolk
1/2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
4 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
2 Tbsp
confectioners' sugar
4 oz
strawberries, (about 6 medium), stem removed and finely chopped
1/4 c
plus 6 1/2 tsp. granulated sugar

How to Make Chocolate Strawberry Thumbprints


  • 1Sift together flour, cocoa, and salt into a bowl. Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring until smooth; set aside to cool.
  • 2Put butter and 1/4 cup granulated sugar into the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Mix in yolk, vanilla, and chocolate. Reduce speed to low. Mix in flour mixture until just combined. Refridgerate, covered, 1 hour.
  • 3Preheat oven to 350F. Put 6 teaspoons granulated sugar into a small bowl. Form dough into 3/4-inch balls; roll in sugar to coat. Space 1 inch apart on baking sheets lined with parchment. Press cent of each ball with your thumb. Bake 10 minutes. Press centers again with the end of a wooden spoon, making 3/4-inch indentations. Bake until slightly cracked and set, about 5 minutes more.Cool on wire racks
  • 4Stir cream cheese and confectioners sugar in a bowl. Toss berries with remaining 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar in another bowl. Spoon cream cheese mixture into centers of cookies; top with berries, dividing evenly.

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About Chocolate Strawberry Thumbprints

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