What’s better than chocolate thumbprint cookies? Double chocolate thumbprint cookies! A buttery cocoa cookie with a chocolate drizzle center is perfect for any occasion! Add sprinkles and you can personalize these to any event or holiday! Today I added sprinkles to make mine Christmas chocolate thumbprint cookies!
WHAT ARE THUMBPRINT COOKIES?
Thumbprint Cookies orginated in Sweden and most commonly were butter cookies with raspberry jam in the center. They are called “thumbprint” because commonly you would use your thumb to press down the center indentation on the cookie!
Nowadays there are many different variations of the thumbprint cookie including different types of cookie dough and fillings.
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KITCHEN TOOLS NEEDED:
Nothing special needed besides basic baking kitchen tools to make these chocolate thumbprint cookies!
- Baking Sheet
- Parchment Paper
- (3) Mixing Bowls
- Hand or Stand Mixer
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- Cooling Rack
I particularly love those mixing bowls I linked because 1. they are rainbow 2. They have all three sizes you need for this Christmas cookie recipe!
How to Make Double Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies:
Preheat your oven and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In one of the mixing bowls you will cream the butter and sugar together and then add the cocoa powder.
In a 2nd mixing bowl, add all your dry ingredients and sift together. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in 1 cup increments. Be sure the dry ingredients are mixed completely before you add the next increment. Continue until all the dry ingredients are mixed!
Roll the dough into golf ball sized balls and place on the parchment lined baking sheet. Using your thumb, press down the center of each dough ball. Here is where the cookie gets its name!
Bake for 8-10 minutes and let cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet and then move to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
If the centers rose a bit while baking, you can press them back down carefully, they will be hot.
In our 3rd mixing bowl you will combine the chocolate drizzle ingredients and mix well. Using a spoon, fill the centers of the chocolate cookies with chocolate drizzle!
If you would like to assign a holiday or occasion to these cookies, now is the time to do that while the chocolate drizzle is wet! I added Christmas Sprinkles to make these Christmas Thumbprint Cookies!
Let the chocolate drizzle set and you have Double Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies perfect for any occasion!
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How to Store Christmas Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
These cookies can be stored in an airtight container for 1 week, if they even last that long!
These are perfect cookies to make for this Cookie For Santa Plate or to gift with these Santa Oven Mitts. They would also look amazing on a Peppermint Tiered Serving Tray
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Double Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies Recipe
Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ⅓ cup cocoa powder
- 2 cups All Purpose flour
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- sprinkles, optional
Chocolate Drizzle Ingredients:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 3-4 tbsp water, HOT
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl or stand mixer, cream butter and sugar together.
- Add in cocoa powder and mix well.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
- Carefully add the dry ingredients into the butter mixture in small increments making sure it's fully incorporated before adding the next increment. Continue until all the dry mix is added to butter mixture.
- Roll dough into small balls and place on the parchment lined bakign sheet. Press down in the middle to create an indent.
- Bake for approximately 8-10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let cool. If you need to press down in the center again, do so.
- In a bowl, mix together the ingredients for the chocolate drizzle until smooth.
- Spoon it in the center of your cookies.
- If you'd like to add any sprinkles, do that now and let the drizzle set for about 20 minutes.
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