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Chocolate Chip Thumbprint Cookies


Thumbprint cookies made with butter and brown sugar and filled with a chocolate filling.

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 12 minutes


  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour - sift or stir before measuring
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips, chopped
  • .
  • Filling:
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Cream butter until light; beat in salt and vanilla. Gradually add brown sugar, beating well. Blend in flour, milk, and chopped chocolate.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls; made a depression in center of each with thumb. Place cookies on ungreased cookie sheets and bake at 375° for 10 to 12 minutes. Roll warm cookies in confectioners' sugar. Cool cookies and fill with the chocolate filling. For filling: Melt 3/4 cup chocolate chips and shortening in a saucepan over hot water. Cool slightly then blend in remaining filling ingredients.

Makes about 3 dozen filled chocolate chip thumbprint cookies.

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