Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

14 02 2012

A favorite cookie recipe of mine is thumbprint cookies. I also am a big fan of Hershey’s Hugs candy’s. They are white chocolate and milk chocolate swirled together. So of course in a moment of weakness when I bought a bag of Hugs for my self and saw that there was a Chocolate Thumbprint Cookie recipe I knew that was what I would be making tonight for dessert. These are some seriously good cookies. Make these for somebody special as soon as you can get your hands on some Hershey Hugs!

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Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

~ 1/2 cup butter, softened

~ 2 egg separated

~ 1 tsp. vanilla extract

~ 1/3 cup Hershey’s Cocoa

~ 1 cup chopped nuts

~ 24 Hershey’s Hugs or Hershey’s Kisses

~ 2/3 cup sugar

~ 2 Tbsp. milk

~ 1 cup flour

~ 1/4 tsp. salt

Vanilla Filling

~ 1/2 cup powdered sugar

~ 1 Tbsp. softened butter

~ 2 tsp. milk

~ 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

1. Beat butter, sugar, egg yolk, milk and vanilla in medium bowl until fluffy. Stir together flour, cocoa and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Refrigerate dough at least 1 hour or until firm enough to handle.

2. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheet or use baking mats. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. With fork, beat egg white slightly. Dip each ball into egg white; roll in nuts. Place on prepared cookie sheet. Press thumb gently in center of each cookie.

3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Meanwhile, prepare Vanilla Filling. Remove wrappers from chocolate pieces. Remove cookies from cookie sheet to wire rack; cool 5 minutes. Spoon about 1/4 tsp. filling into each thumbprint. Gently press chocolate piece in center of each cookie. Cool completely. Makes about 2 dozen cookie.

Vanilla Filling: Combine powdered sugar, softened butter, milk, and vanilla extract in small bowl; beat until smooth.

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Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

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