Double Chocolate Thumbprints
I spotted these beauties in Fine Cooking, and mentioned baking up a batch of chocolate thumbprints to the hubby. I made the mistake of letting him know that I wanted to replace the chocolate ganache filling with Caramel Kisses.
I got what my friend, Patti, calls the “hamster look” of disappointment. Kind of a subtle pout. OK, OK, I could certainly make some with ganache. And my reward was his reaction after taking his first bite. He even suggested adding these to the tried and true cookies I give out to my friends each holiday.
Cookies for the Dorm
Nick was home for Thanksgiving break when I made these and I promised him the majority of these double chocolate thumbprints to share with his friends in the dorm. He, like me, adores caramel and gave me two thumbs up after his taste test. Trust me, these are amazing!
You can add any flavored Kiss you’d like, a mini-Reese’s, or just plain ganache. Just make sure to let the cookies cool a few minutes before inserting the candy.
Welcome to Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. Each day we will be celebrating a new holiday baking theme where each blogger makes a dish they love. We hope you enjoy this fabulous event. Tune in each day starting Monday, December 3rd and ending Friday, December 7th. If all goes as planned, I may be sharing two recipes some days this week…so I can keep up with Chocolate Party, Tuesdays with Dorie and French Fridays with Dorie! I hope you’ll check out each and every post.
Today’s theme for Christmas Week is “Cookies and Bars”. Make sure you visit all the participating bloggers today to see what special dish they whipped up for you.
- Mice Cookies from Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic
- Biscoff Blossoms from Jen of Juanita’s Cocina
- Double Chocolate Thumbprints from Liz of That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Snickerdoodles Snowballs from Kristen of Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
- Cranberry Pistachio Christmas Biscotti from Isabelle of Crumb
- Mint Chocolate Pudding Cookies from Erin of Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
- Hot Cocoa Blossoms from Erin of Spiffy Cookie
- Cranberry Sauce Brownies from Chung-Ah of Damn Delicious
Tip of the Day: I have trouble with my cookie scoop/disher not releasing the dough cleanly after a few uses. When spraying with Pam does not work, I use my hot water dispenser to rinse and heat up the gadget, allowing for rounder, more consistent sized balls of dough.
For the chocolate filling:
Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 134 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 23mg Sodium: 82mg Carbohydrates: 21g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 16g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g