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Chocolate Thumbprints Cookies Recipe
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Chocolate Thumbprints Cookies Recipe

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My group of friends had a weekly "movie night" during winters on Martha's Vineyard, and we'd take turns making a chocolate treat to share. These terrific cookies were an instant success. Once they debuted, I had to make them many more times. —Laura Bryant German, W. Warren, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 26 milk chocolate kisses

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 307 calories, 18 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 152 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  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. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Thumbprints Cookies in Taste of Home October/November 1995, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 307 calories, 18 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 152 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 13, 2014

"I loved this recipe! I used dark cocoa & instead of the nuts, which my grandkids don't like I rolled them in red granulated sugar. The dark cocoa makes them very fudgy. . There are so many ways to vary this recipe."

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Reviewed Dec. 5, 2014

"Took these to my Red Hat's Christmas luncheon and they were a hit."

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Reviewed Dec. 3, 2014

"Can these be frozen? They look so yummy!"

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Reviewed May. 13, 2014

"We loved these. We make them with pecans and rollos."

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Reviewed May. 13, 2014

"These were fantastic! I will be adding this to my Christmas cookie collection."

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