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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


  • 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
  • 4 ounces white baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup seedless raspberry jam


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein

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Reviewed Jun. 26, 2015

"everyone loves these cookies and want the recipe. yummmmy"

Reviewed Feb. 8, 2014

"These were eaten so quickly and had a great taste!"

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2012

"These are pretty and delicious. I would definitely make them again, as they were one of my favorite cookies that I made this year. My only complaint was they were too sticky to store easily, even in the freezer."

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"I made these last year for Christmas, I made over a dozen different types of cookies, and I loved these the best. They are making my list for this year! (which is a MUCH shorter list than last year)"

Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"My 30+ y/o son already asked me to make these again for Christmas--they are wonderful"

Reviewed Aug. 8, 2011


Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

"I'm in love with these cookies. Made them for Christmas cookie platters. Every one really enjoyed and kept asking what was in them. Made then exactly as written. I would certainly double the recipe next year not only so there are more but so they are bigger. When making the ball sizes as instructed there wasn't enough room to place the instructed amount of fillings inside. Although it was the first go at it! Will make again.. and again."

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2011

"A little more work than just a drop cookie but worth it! It makes a beautiful presentation and the taste combination is just awesome. Look forward to making a double batch next time so I get some! One batch does make 3 dozen cookies."

Reviewed Jun. 28, 2010

"These cookies are so yummy. I didn't have nuts on hand so I used chocolate sprinkles to roll them in. I made the err of rolling the balls too large so the cookies spread out more than I would have liked. Still, the taste was the same they just didn't look as pretty. I've always loved thumbprints. These chocolate ones taste like brownies. Great recipe I recommend it."

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2009

"These are fabulous. Very impressive looking on the cookie tray! Looks like more work than it is ;)."

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

"Absolutely delish! My new favorite Christmas cookie - even people who aren't crazy about sweets thought these were amazing."

Reviewed Nov. 29, 2009

"We added more jelly, but these were very good with lots of different textures. This is a keeper"

Reviewed Nov. 9, 2009


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