Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies will be the highlight of the holidays! These tasty cookies are easy to make and perfect for a cookie exchange!
Serve these Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies on a platter and watch how quickly they become the talk of the night! If you’ve been searching around for an easy thumbprint cookies recipe, then look no more! Our decadent cookie confections are loved by all ages and can be enjoyed all year long.
Especially during the winter season, when many are looking for a warm pick-me-up or a sugary treat, these thumbprint cookies come in handy.
Why You Will Love These Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
- They’re made with ingredients easily found in your pantry
- Refrigerator & freezer friendly
And I’d like to think that the vanilla + cocoa + brown sugar mixture has something to do with it. The vanilla has a smooth yet heady aroma that blends perfectly with the cocoa, as vanilla already has a hint of cocoa in its flavoring. Topping it off with the warm tones of brown sugar, you can see why our Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies are quickly gobbled up.
Pairing these thumbprint cookies with icing, or in our case- Ganache- adds even more excitement to this dish! The ganache is made up of chocolate chips and heavy cream, which melts in your mouth on the first bite. Which is perfect should you be feasting on these while awaiting dinner or playing with the kids, as they are guaranteed to stick with you for a long time.
And speaking of the kids, you won’t have any problems getting them to try these bite-sized chocolate delights. They are kid-approved! As a holiday treat, I like to pair these with our Fall Thanksgiving Cookies, as the kiddos have a blast decorating and painting them while munching on thumbprints. They have the option of designing turkeys or pumpkins or pie, which becomes so much fun that you’ll be tempted to join in.
How to Make Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
Now a question we get a lot is, does the type of chocolate used matter? The type of chocolate doesn’t matter— as long as it’s fresh! We used traditional chocolate chips; however, you can make Hershey Kisses Thumbprint Cookies with this same recipe! You will only need to swap out the chocolates to recreate them, which is a blessing for the baking substitution department.
Thumbprint Cookie Ingredients
- Brown sugar
- Baking powder
- Chocolate chips
- Heavy cream
- Corn syrup
- You may want to slightly underbake these cookies so that they don’t become hard or tough to chew after cooling. 3-5 minutes should be fine without any worry.
- When making the chocolate ganache, we recommend using an immersion blender instead of whisking to get a smooth consistency w/o any lumps.