Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
Bonus Secret Recipe Club Post!!!! I love it when timing works out and I’m able to adopt a blog, especially when they are from a different group and thus one that I would never be assigned. Today’s bonus post comes from Group D of the Secret Recipe Club and the awesomely named Feed Me Seymour – which has resulted in Little Shop of Horrors being stuck in my head for the last week! Feed Me Seymour is the product of Kim, who is the product of a pastry chef – which is why I had to pick a baked good. There are so many tasty looking pastries on Kim’s blog, including her Blueberry Scones, but in the end I couldn’t resist giving her Chocolate Fudge Thumbprint Cookies a whirl. I wound up making three varieties: one as written, one with nutella frosting (I blame these), and one with raspberry jam.
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 ¼ cup white sugar
½ cup cocoa powder
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp. baking powder
¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
1/3 cup cocoa
1 ½ cups powdered sugar
½ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ cup light cream
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. In the bowl of a mixer, combine butter and sugar and beat until fluffy.
- Blend in eggs one at a time then slowly mix in the cocoa powder.
- Add in flour, salt and baking powder and mix until completely incorporated.
- Roll dough into 1 ½ inch balls. Place them on the cookie sheet and flatten them slightly.
- Bake for ten minutes. Remove from the oven and gently press with the back of a spoon (or thumb!) to form an indent before removing to cooling rack.
- To make frosting, stir melted butter into cocoa. Add powdered sugar and mix well.
- Add in vanilla then cream and stir well until it is spreadable.
- Use a spoon spread icing onto the indent of each cookie, repeat for another other topping desired.
My gaming group LOVED these cookies! It was insane to watch them disappear, I couldn’t fill the plate fast enough!! While I preferred the raspberry version, the chocolate ganache and nutella ones were the first to disappear – tho not sure which one went first. I’m sort of glad Kim’s original partner bailed, as this cookies were insanely good and by far the easiest thumbprint cookies I’ve ever tried! Another win for the SRC and as a bonus I’m sending this over to /52weeksofcooking for their “two way” challenge tho technically I made these cookies three ways.
By the way this is only one of three posts today, so make sure to check out the others as well!