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Thumbprint cookies are so versatile. You can fill them with just about any flavor.

Chocolate Iced Thumbprint Cookies

Jennifer Pullman
Easy thumbprint cookies can be topped with any icing.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Cookie
Cuisine American
Servings 36
Calories 124 kcal


  • Cookies
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces semi sweet chocolate
  • 4 Tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a mixing bowl combine butter and sugar.
  • Beat until creamy.
  • Add in vanilla and egg and mix until well blended.
  • In a separate bowl combine flour, cornstarch, and salt.
  • Slowly add flour mixture in batches into butter mixture.
  • Mix until well incorporated.
  • Place cookie dough info the refrigerator and cool overnight.
  • When ready to bake take 1 tablespoon of dough and form into a ball.
  • Place dough on a cookie sheet.
  • Make a small well in the center of each cookie using either your thumb or the back of a 1 teaspoon measuring spoon. (you may need to redo the well after baking.
  • Place cookies in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes or until edges are brown.
  • Remove cookie from oven and let cool for about a minute on baking sheet before transferring to cooling rack.
  • Place a glass bowl over a pot of boiling water.
  • Melt chocolate with butter and corn syrup.
  • Remove from heat and let cool for about 10 minutes.
  • Place cooled chocolate into well of each cookie (about 1 teaspoon) and let set.


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 124kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 30mgPotassium: 28mgFiber: 0gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 205IUCalcium: 6mgIron: 0.5mg
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