Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

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Kids will have hands-on fun creating this very simple recipe.

  • Total Preparation Time: 70 minutes

Makes 48 cookies

Rating: 3.5 Stars

Ingredients

Cookie Dough
1 cup250 mLGAY LEA - Unsalted Butter, softened
1/3 cup75 mLGranulated Sugar
1 tsp5 mLVanilla
2 cups500 mLAll Purpose Flour
1 cup250 mLGround Hazelnuts
1/2 tsp2 mLBaking Powder
1/4 tsp1 mLSalt
Filling:
4 oz120 gBittersweet Chocolate, melted and cooled
1/2 cup125 mLGAY LEA - Regular Sour Cream
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Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).
  2. Using electric mixer, beat butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla.
  3. In separate bowl, combine flour, hazelnuts, baking powder and salt. Using wooden spoon, gradually stir dry ingredients into butter mixture. Roll tablespoonfuls (15 mL) of dough into balls. Place about 2” (5 cm) apart on parchment paper-lined cookie sheets. With thumb, indent centre of each ball. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  4. Bake in centre of oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until set and golden on underside. Cool on pan on rack for 10 minutes. Move to rack to cool completely.

 Filling

  1. Stir together chocolate and sour cream. Pipe or spoon into indentations.
  • Chocolate can easily scorch and seize when heated incorrectly, so it is best to go low and slow when melting. The easiest way to melt any type of chocolate is to place chopped pieces in a heatproof bowl set over a pot of gently simmering water and stir often.
This recipe is one of 150 featured exclusively in our cookbook, Our Table.

 

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Ingredients

Cookie Dough
1 cup250 mLGAY LEA - Unsalted Butter, softened
1/3 cup75 mLGranulated Sugar
1 tsp5 mLVanilla
2 cups500 mLAll Purpose Flour
1 cup250 mLGround Hazelnuts
1/2 tsp2 mLBaking Powder
1/4 tsp1 mLSalt
Filling:
4 oz120 gBittersweet Chocolate, melted and cooled
1/2 cup125 mLGAY LEA - Regular Sour Cream
Add to Shopping List

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