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German Chocolate Thumbprints Recipe
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German Chocolate Thumbprints Recipe

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“These make a pretty holiday presentation if they are placed in red or gold foil candy cups or on a red or gold foil doily.” —Donna Marie Ryan, Topsfield, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon strong brewed coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING:
  • 3/4 cup flaked coconut, toasted
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • DRIZZLE:
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 97 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 42 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a microwave, melt chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, coffee, vanilla and melted chocolate mixture. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in the center of each ball. Bake at 350° for 6-8 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. Meanwhile, for filling, in a small bowl, combine the coconut, pecans and vanilla. Stir in enough milk to form a stiff mixture. Fill cookies with filling, a rounded teaspoonful in each. Melt chips with shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cookies. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as German Chocolate Thumbprints in Taste of Home October/November 2010, p73

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 97 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 42 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Reviews for German Chocolate Thumbprints(9)

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Reviewed Mar. 6, 2012

Wonderful!!! Even before adding all the toppings, the cookie is great on its own. I didn't have any coffee on hand, so i used water. I also added a bit of almond extract because I like it. :)

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Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

I would really like to try this recipe but wondered if there is something I could use to substitute the brewed coffee. Would it be okay to use milk or water or something like that?

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Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

Very Good. Needed to re-indent the center after baking.

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Reviewed Oct. 11, 2011

Nice change instead of cake. The recipe is a keeper!

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Reviewed Feb. 9, 2011

This recipe was so easy to make and the cookie was bursting with flavor. I took them to work and they were devoured, with many co-workers asking for the recipe!

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