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Double Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

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Double Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies are a loaded chocolate treat that is just what the doctor ordered. A sweet cocoa powder chocolate cookie is coated in more chocolate sprinkles and topped with a sweet swirl of chocolate and white chocolate candy.

Chocolate sprinkled covered thumbprint cookie

Double Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint cookies are a classic treat around the holidays.  I’ve made tons of variations on them, and this one is a new idea that I have fallen in love with making.  Tons of chocolate goodness makes them perfect for sharing.  Plus, the chocolate sprinkles make them great for the kids to help decorate them!

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Do I Have to Use Chocolate Sprinkles?

If you do not want to use chocolate sprinkles, you certainly do not have to. You can skip the sprinkles completely or you can use rainbow sprinkles, red sprinkles or even sanding sugar. Definitely customize them to fit your preferences or the holiday you are creating them for.

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies with sprinkles on white plate

Can I Freeze This Cookie Dough?

If you have more cookies than will be eaten before they go bad, you can certainly freeze them. I like to freeze the cookies so when I want them, I can take a few out and not have to take out the whole batch. In order to do this, you want to freeze the cookies first before adding them to the freezer bag.

Make the dough as directed, then roll into balls and lay on a lined baking sheet.  Cover this and “flash freeze” them for one hour.  Remove them from the freezer, and drop the cookie dough balls into a plastic freezer bag you have dated and labeled.  This goes back into the freezer to grab and pull out to bake as needed.

Ingredients for Cocoa Thumbprint Cookies

  • Flour
  • Cocoa powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Unsalted sweet cream butter
  • Sugar
  • Egg
  • Whole milk
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • Hershey kisses that are White chocolate with chocolate stripes

How to Make Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

In a bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt, then set aside.

Mixing bowl of cocoa and sugar for thumbprint cookies

Using a separate bowl, beat together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.  Then, you will add in the egg, milk, and vanilla and mix until combined.

Mixing bowl with dry ingredients for chocolate thumbprint cookies

Slowly add in the dry ingredients until a dough forms, then cover the dough to let it chill for at least 2 hours before forming.

When you are ready to make the cookies, form the dough into balls and place on a lined baking sheet.

Roll these balls in the chocolate sprinkles then place back onto the baking sheet and bake as directed.

Chocolate cookie dough on baking sheet

While the cookies are baking, unwrap the Hershey Kisses.  As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, place a kiss into the center of the cookie.  Allow the cookies to cool completely before eating.
Close up chocolate thumbprint cookie with Hersheys hugs
Servings: 22

Double Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Chill time:
2 hrs
 
Double Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies are a loaded chocolate treat that is just what the doctor ordered. A sweet cocoa powder chocolate cookie is coated in more chocolate sprinkles and topped with a sweet swirl of chocolate and white chocolate candy.

Ingredients

  • 1 C flour
  • 1/3 C cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 2/3 C sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp whole milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 containers of chocolate sprinkles
  • 1 package of the Hershey kisses that are White chocolate with chocolate stripes

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
  2. Using a standing mixer, beat together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy
  3. Beat in the egg, milk and vanilla until combined
  4. Gradually beat in the flour ingredients until combined
  5. Cover dough with plastic wrap and place into the fridge for 2 hours
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheet with parchment paper
  7. Pour chocolate sprinkles into a medium bowl
  8. Using a small ice cream scooper, scoop out two tablespoon size of dough and roll into a ball
  9. Roll dough ball into the chocolate sprinkles until coated
  10. Place coated dough ball onto the cookie sheet
  11. Repeat steps with about 11-12 more cookies
  12. Bake in the oven for 12 minutes
  13. Unwrap the Hershey kisses while the cookies are baking
  14. As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, place a Hershey kiss into the center of the cookie
  15. Allow cookies to cool completely before enjoying!
Nutrition Facts
Double Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 90 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 31mg1%
Potassium 31mg1%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 143IU3%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Double Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

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