Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

I was needing some chocolate the other day so I busted this old recipe out! I’m re-posting this from a few years ago in hopes that you enjoy it as much as I still do!  These chocolate thumbprints are as delicious as they are cute! Plus, they’re pretty simple! What’s your favorite Christmas cookie? These little cuties are making their way to the top of my list!

Chocolate ThumbprintCookies


2/3 cup softened, unsalted butter

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup baking cocoa

1/4 tsp. baking soda

1/8 tsp. salt

1 egg

1 tsp. vanilla

1 1/4 cups flour

3/4 cup holiday sprinkles

20(ish) unwrapped chocolate kisses


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter on medium-high speed for 30 seconds.

3.  Add sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.  Beat until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally.

4. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined.

5. Beat in the flour.

6.  Your dough should be at ball-rolling consistency at this point.  If it’s not, let it chill in the refrigerator for a while to firm up a little.

7. Once easily handled, roll dough into 1-inch balls.

8.  Roll balls in sprinkles to coat.

9. Place balls 2 inches apart on your lined cookie sheets, and, using your thumb, make an indentation in the center of each cookie.

10. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are firm.  Immediately press a chocolate kiss into each cookie’s center.  Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.

Recipe derived from: The Curvy Carrot



Happy Saturday! Hope yours is as sweet as these cookies!


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