Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
Total TimePrep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
Makesabout 2-1/2 dozen
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 large egg, separated, room temperature
- 2 tablespoons whole milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup baking cocoa
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter, softened
- 2 teaspoons whole milk
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 24 milk chocolate kisses
- 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 until easy to handle, about 1 hour.
- 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° until center is set, 10-12 minutes.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 cookie: 117 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 52mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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Dec 14, 2018
Everybody loved these. I rolled some in non-pareils when I ran out of nuts.
Sep 28, 2018
My grandchildren are allergic to nuts so I have rolled these in coconut or not rolled them in anything and just added the kisses. They look nice on the table. I have made this recipe three times just recently. Easy to make.
Dec 21, 2017
Boy, did I ever mess up! I made the cookies as directed EXCEPT I used white chocolate kisses.BIG MISTAKE! They melted immediately into a puddle. Luckily I realized it right away, andI quickly switched to milk and dark chocolate kisses. Very successful. Will make again!See what happens when I try to be creative??
Dec 24, 2016
Very disappointed in these. They spread and did not hold their shape at all, even though I followed the directions carefully. I will not make these again. (BTW, I'm an experienced baker, so it wasn't beginners bad luck).
Dec 19, 2016
Outstanding!! I made them for a Christmas party, doubled the batch and they were gone.....the only change I made was to use the special dark baking cocoa.... adding this to the recipe book!! thanks for sharing...
Dec 17, 2016
These were so so good.. Labor intensive for sure... The one thing I'd say is that 10-12 minutes (for me) was WAY OFF. I did 12 to be safe and I think they needed another 3 minutes at least. It has a consistency of a fudge when it's done. Not a cookie... But again, very tasty.. one is all you can eat!
Dec 5, 2016
I get it, 24 cookies 26 Chocolate Kisses (2 for the baker : )) I'm taking these to our Church Cookie Exchange .... Can't wait to try them. They sound really easy. Stay tuned.
Nov 26, 2016
Just made these for the first time with my grandsons, ages 8 and 11. Followed the recipe exactly and they turned out perfectly, just as in the picture. They were fun to make together and so delicious!
Oct 12, 2016
I made these for my book club, but I made 1/2" balls and semi-sweet choc. chips, they were a real hit. Loved them.
Mar 6, 2016
I made 2 batches. The first, by mistake, I made 12 cookies instead of 24. That ended up working well. The second batch I made 24 cookies and cut the filling by half. I also reduced the sugar by not quite half throughout the recipe. That really made them taste as though I was using "dark chocolate." In addition, I used "dark chocolate" Kisses. Next time I'll make 12 with half the filling and reduced sugar and dark Kisses. The kids rated it a "keeper" to the Christmas cookie list. Thanks for sharing!