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chocolate thumbprint cookies

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

4.67 from 3 votes
These Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies are a great treat for whenever you are craving for chocolate and want an easy recipe to satisfy your craving. What’s not to love about these rich, chocolatey soft cookies filled with a smooth and silky chocolate ganache.
Servings 24
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins


  • 1 ½ cup (180g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (60g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp (3g) baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp (3g) salt
  • 1/2 cup (113g) butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup (135g) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp (5ml) vanilla extract

Chocolate Ganache

  • 4 oz (120g) semisweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup (120g) whipping cream
  • Freeze dried raspberries, optional


  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl mix butter with sugar until light and creamy. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla extract and mix to combine.
  • Gradually incorporate flour mixture. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F (180C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Using your ice cream scoop take equal portions of dough, about 1 inch (2.5 cm) balls. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, keeping 2 inches (5cm) space between cookies.
  • Use your thumb or ½ tsp to make an indentation into the center of each cookie.
  • Bake for 9-10 minutes. While still warm press the center of the cookies as much as needed.
  • Cool on baking sheets for 5-10 minutes. Remove to the cooling rack to cool completely.
  • While they cool, prepare the chocolate ganache. Place the chocolate and cream into a heatproof bowl and melt over bain-marie.
  • Fill the cookies with chocolate ganache and sprinkle some freeze dried raspberries.
  • Let the cookies set slightly before serving. Enjoy!



Serving: 1 cookieCalories: 132kcalCarbohydrates: 16.1gProtein: 2.1gFat: 7.6gSaturated Fat: 4.6gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 121mgPotassium: 76mgFiber: 1.3gSugar: 8.5gCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
Calories: 132kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, chocolate cookies, cookies, thumbprint cookies