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Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

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These chocolate thumbprint cookies are not only very easy to make, but also very rich and delicious. These cookies are flavorful, covered with crushed roasted hazelnuts and filled with melted chocolate. Just perfect along with a cup of tea or coffee.

30 Minutes
15 Minutes

  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup (150g) Sugar
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp (135ml) Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (250g) Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Egg white
  • 100g Crushed hazelnuts, roasted
  • 100g Dark chocolate/ milk chocolate


  1. Preheat oven to 160C (320F). Line 2 baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl place 1 egg, 1 egg yolk and sugar, whisk until light and pale.
  3. Add oil, vanilla extract and whisk until combined.
  4. Add flour, baking powder, salt, and stir until dough is formed.
  5. Shape small balls, dip each ball in the egg white, then cover with chopped hazelnuts. Arrange the balls on prepared baking tray. Slightly flatten the balls and then make an indentation with your thumb or with a back of a spoon into each ball.
  6. Bake for 14-15 minutes, or until golden.
  7. Chop the chocolate, place in a heatproof bowl and melt in the microwave in 30 seconds intervals until melted.
  8. Fill each cookie with melted chocolate and allow to cool.

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

What Are Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies?

Chocolate thumbprint cookies are a delicious and easy-to-make dessert. These cookies are made with a soft, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate cookie base and a creamy chocolate filling in the center. The cookie dough is rolled into balls, and then each ball is pressed with a thumb to make an indentation in the center. The cookies are then filled with a creamy filling of your choice and baked until golden brown. The result is a chocolatey, gooey, decadent treat that will satisfy any sweet tooth. Making chocolate thumbprint cookies is a great way to get creative in the kitchen. You can fill them with jam, nut butter, or even a caramel-chocolate mixture. They also make a great gift for friends and family. So if you're looking for a delicious and unique cookie recipe, you should definitely give chocolate thumbprint cookies a try!

What Can We Use in Thumbprint Cookies Instead of Chocolate?

Chocolate thumbprint cookies are a classic treat that everyone loves. But if you're looking for something a little different, you can try using something other than chocolate. There are plenty of delicious options you can use in place of chocolate, such as caramel, peanut butter, jelly, or even cookie butter. You can also experiment with different flavors of frosting, such as vanilla, chocolate, or even cream cheese. And if you want to get creative, you can add sprinkles or chopped nuts to the center of your cookie. The possibilities are endless! Whether you're in the mood for something sweet or savory, you can find the perfect ingredient for your thumbprint cookies. So don't be afraid to get creative - your cookies will be even more delicious for it!

How to Store Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies?

How do you store thumbprint cookies so they stay fresh and delicious? The answer is simple: in an airtight container. This method helps to keep the cookies nice and moist, ensuring the best flavor and texture. Make sure the container is sealed tightly, and place it in a cool, dry place. It's also important to make sure your cookies aren't exposed to sunlight, which can cause them to lose their freshness. Chocolate thumbprint cookies can last up to two weeks if stored properly. You can also freeze them for up to six months if you need to store them for longer. Simply place your cookies in an airtight container and pop them in the freezer. When you're ready to enjoy them, just thaw them out and enjoy! With the right storage methods, you can keep your chocolate thumbprint cookies fresh and delicious.

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    Rea Mañozo

    Hello, I'm excited to try your recipe but hazelnut is very expensive here in the Philippines can I replace it with our local nuts? Thank you in advance 🙂

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    The Cooking Foodie

    Sure, you can use any nut that you like.

  • P

    can rice crisps be used instead of hazelnuts

  • A

    Thank you for sharing such a great cookie recipe ♥️. I made them earlier and just tried one and I must say they they are amazing. I only had one issue, the chocolate did not 'set'. Do you have any suggestions? PS I used almonds and walnuts as I didn't have any hazelnut. Fabulous! Thank you, again.

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    The Cooking Foodie

    Glad you liked the recipe :) Maybe if you put the cookies in the fridge the chocolate will set faster.

  • A

    Can i skip d part of dipping d cookies into egg white but rolled straight into chopped nuts? Tq

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    The Cooking Foodie

    Yes, you can.

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    Viviana Restrepo

    Hola! Gracias por compartir... Que porcentaje de cacao en el chocolate por favor.

  • J

    No es realmente importante: puedes usar el tipo de chocolate que quieras: negro, con leche o incluso blanco.

  • J

    Turned out just as described, though I had to redo the indentations after they came out of the oven (they were soft enough that it was easy to do. Straightforward recipe with good results - a keeper!


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