Chocolate Pecan Thumbprints Recipe
Chocolate Pecan Thumbprints Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Chocolate Pecan Thumbprints Recipe

Publisher Photo
Every Christmas for over 30 years, I have rolled, cut, shaped and baked batches cookies for family and friends. These melt-in-your-mouth morsels with a dollop of chocolate in the center are among my favorites.—Jim Ries, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon butter, softened, divided
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 319 calories, 23 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 127 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, cream 1/2 cup butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla. Gradually add flour; mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  2. Roll dough into 1-in. balls. Dip in egg white, then coat with pecans. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make a 1/2-in. indentation in the center of each ball.
  3. Bake at 325° for 10 minutes. Press again into indentations with the spoon handle. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until pecans are golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  4. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the chocolate chips and remaining butter until melted; stir until blended and smooth. Spoon into cooled cookies. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Pecan Thumbprints in Taste of Home December/January 2003, p43

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 319 calories, 23 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 127 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Reviews for Chocolate Pecan Thumbprints

AVERAGE RATING
   (3)
RATING DISTRIBUTION
5 Star
 (2)
4 Star
 (0)
3 Star
 (0)
2 Star
 (1)
1 Star
 (0)
MY REVIEW
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
""
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Loading Image
Advertise with us
ADVERTISEMENT
 

Contests & Promotions

Contests & Promotions

Follow Us

Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT