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White Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprints Recipe

White Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprints Recipe

When I pass around the cookie tray, all eyes land on these fancy thumbprints. The white chocolate filling and dab of jewel-toned jam will satisfy the most discriminating sweet tooth.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:38 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1-1/4 cups finely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • FILLING:
  • 4 ounces white baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup seedless raspberry jam

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks. Combine flour and cocoa; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until easy to handle.
  • 2. In a shallow bowl, whisk egg whites until foamy. Place nuts in another shallow bowl. Shape dough into 1-in. balls. Dip in egg whites, then roll in nuts.
  • 3. Using a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in center of each cookie. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • 4. In a microwave, melt white chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon into each cookie. Top each with about 1/4 teaspoon jam. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 3 dozen.