ultimate cookie lovers' thumbprints

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Crystal Schlueter
from Babbitt, MN

These go perfectly on a holiday cookie tray, & would surely even make Santa very happy!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Oh my .... this is one delicious cookie! From the intense chocolate flavors to the different textures, I couldn't stop snacking on these cookies. The cookie is soft and moist, with a bit of crunch from the nuts and mini chocolate chips. Cookie butter is the icing on top.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 32
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For ultimate cookie lovers' thumbprints

  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 2/3 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 lg
    egg, separated
  • 2 Tbsp
    half & half or whole milk
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/3 c
    cocoa, unsweetened
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    semi-sweet mini chocloate chips, divided
  • 32 sm
    pecan halves
  • 3/4 c
    finely chopped pecans
  • 3/4 c
    cookie butter or cookie spread

How To Make ultimate cookie lovers' thumbprints

  • 1
    In a medium bowl cream together the butter & brown sugar. Beat in the egg yolk, half & half, & vanilla. Mix in the flour, cocoa, & salt until combined. Set 3 tablespoons of chocolate chips aside, then mix remaining chocolate chips into the dough.
  • 2
    Cover dough with plastic wrap & chill for at least 30 minutes.
  • 3
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a large cookie sheet. Space the pecan halves at least 2 1/2 inches apart on the sheet.
  • 4
    Roll dough into approximately 1 inch balls. Dip tops into the egg white, & then into the chopped pecans. Place one ball of dough, nut side up, over each pecan half. Gently press centers with a thumb or back of a teaspoon.
  • 5
    Bake for 9-12 minutes or just until set but still soft. Let cool on the pan for 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 6
    Spoon the cookie butter into a plastic zip top bag. Snip off the corner & pipe into the indentations. Sprinkle with reserved chocolate chips.
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