Cocoa Thumbprint Cookies

Sara Bonham


I made these specifically for my brother. Apparently his buddies dog got ahold of the containerthe cookies were in and only left him with 3 cookies lol. He was so mad

★★★★★ 2 votes
About 3 dozen cookies
1 Hr
15 Min


1 1/2 c
all-purpose flour
3/4 c
sugar + 1/2 cup for rolling
1/2 c
unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
6 Tbsp
unsalted butter, melted
2 large
eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 c
powdered sugar
sprinkles, marshmallows, mini candies for decorating

How to Make Cocoa Thumbprint Cookies


  • 1Whisk the flour, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, the cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Add the melted butter and eggs and stir until combined. Cover and refrigerate the dough until firm, about 30 minutes.
  • 2Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Place the confectioners' sugar and the remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar in 2 separate small bowls. Roll scant tablespoonfuls of dough into balls; roll in the granulated sugar and then in the confectioners' sugar.
  • 3Place 1 inch apart on the prepared baking sheets. Lightly flatten each ball with your fingers and make a deep 1/2-inch-wide indentation in the centers with your thumb. Place your choice of filling in the indentation.
  • 4Bake the cookies until puffed and slightly cracked, about 10 minutes. Let cool 3 minutes on the baking sheets, then transfer to racks to cool completely.

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About Cocoa Thumbprint Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies