Thumbprint cookies… considered to be one of those classic cookies just like sugar cookies or shortbread cookies but shockingly enough, I had never tried making them. So, off I went into the kitchen to make my first batch .
And what a successful batch it was!
I swear it took every ounce of strength I had to stop myself from eating these cookies while taking pictures…lol.
The chocolaty aroma, the crispy, crunchy texture combined with all sorts of yummy fillings was killing me…hahaha
I have seen these cookies filled with a wide range of things from jams to nuts to creams. With so many exciting options, I couldn’t just pick one. So, I filled each cookie with something different…
Crushed rock candies
Trust me… if I could have found any more filling ideas in my kitchen, they would have also made it into these cookies…lol
What flavor combination do you think will be your favorite?
My favorite combination was the cranberry filled ones. I had presumed that would be the worst but the tangy and sweet flavor of cranberries complimented the chocolate cookies very well.
I am already imagining how good a cake with those flavors would taste…. mmmmmmm!
BTW, these cookies were a delight to photograph! I kept arranging them in all sorts of fun ways.
First, I ended up with a pretty flower and then I made a triangle or so I thought until my husband said: “It looks like the billiard ball arrangement.” That’s so true! hehe.
And then, I made cookie clusters which look like diamonds or kites (maybe??? lol)…
To make these cookies, you will need to follow these steps:
Prepare your chocolate cookie dough, using the recipe I posted HERE.
Pull out small portions of the dough and make little balls. Place them on a cookie tray lined with parchment paper.
Press your thumb (or any finger you like) into the center of the cookie dough balls. You will end up with a depression in the middle.
Bake these cookies for about 10-12 minutes at 375 degrees.
When you take these cookies out of the oven, you will notice the depressions won’t be as deep as you had made. To fix that….
…press the end of a wooden spoon into those holes until they are deep again. Do this before your cookies have a chance to cool down completely.
Now, melt some chocolate in a squeeze bottle and prepare a plate with all your fillings (peanuts,pretzels,cashews,almonds,crushed rock candies,M&M candies,sprinkles,dried cranberries and raisins).
Pour some chocolate into the cookie depression.
While it’s still wet, add your filling like I added pretzels in this picture. Let the cookies sit at room temperature for 15 minutes and the chocolate will firm up.
And that’s it…you are done!
As soon as I dunked one of these babies into my glass of milk, I was in heaven!
Go ahead and bake yourself a batch and eat away this weekend… nibble nibble …
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