Chocolate Thumbprints II

Chocolate Thumbprints II

31 Reviews 6 Pics
Recipe by  Kathy

“Chocolaty chocolate thumbprint cookies. You need a big glass of milk with these babies.”

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Original recipe yields 4 dozen



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Stir in 2 egg yolks, melted chocolate, and vanilla. Sift together the flour and salt; stir into the creamed mixture.
  3. In a small bowl, slightly beat the remaining egg whites. Roll dough into walnut sized balls. Dip balls into the egg whites, then roll in sugar (or chopped nuts if desired). Place the cookies onto the prepared cookie sheets and make a small indentation in the center with your thumb. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. When the cookies come out, press a chocolate kiss into the center of each one. Let stand, and then spread the chocolate candy like frosting, if desired.

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I loved these cookies! I rolled the first batch in the egg mixture and didn't care for thelook of them so the next batch I just rolled in sugar and skipped the egg and I think they looked much nicer. They tasted delicious both ways though. My family gobbled them up and I sent them out for Christmas too. Melody



Whether or not to use the egg bath called for in this recipe isn't the biggest issue because the cookie isn't worth making either way. I rolled the dough balls in sugar and the cookies did turn out pretty. I had no issues with them being flat or with cracking. The problem is, they just don't taste that great and the texture is rather disagreeable as well. I expect a chocolate cookie to be chocolatey! These suffered in chocolate intensity. The crumb, while moist, is not of the chewy consistency you'd expect. While hubby and I don't always agree, we did on these cookies, right down to giving them only 2 stars. The bottom line is, the most flavor came from the chocolate kiss! Without it, these would have been pretty much tasteless baked dough balls.



This was my first non chocolate chip cookie recipe. It was easy to make although I wasn't sure about the egg whites. I made one batch rolling the dough in egg whites and sugar. No one really liked them. I made another batch without rolling the dough in the egg whites but still rolled it in sugar and everyone loved them. I also added 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract. Very good!

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Amount Per Serving (24 total)

  • Calories
  • 215 cal
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 12.3 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs
  • 25.4 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 117 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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