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Caramel Filled Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

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Homemade salted caramel-filled chocolate thumbprint cookies drizzled with chocolate and topped with pecans. 

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint cookies are a favorite around the Holidays and these chocolate thumbprints are no exception. These cookies have a “crunch” to them but have a fudge-like chew. 

Elevating this already delicious cookie is a homemade salted caramel sauce. 

Homemade salted caramel-filled chocolate thumbprint cookies drizzled with chocolate and topped with pecans. 

Salted Caramel Filling

The flavor of salted caramel pairs perfectly with a chewy chocolate cookie.  These thumbprint cookies are filled in the center with a deliciously easy homemade salted caramel recipe

The caramel sauce lasts up to 1 week in the refrigerator so you’ll have extra to eat straight out of the jar – or to fill more cookies with.  🙂 

Homemade salted caramel-filled chocolate thumbprint cookies drizzled with chocolate and topped with pecans. 

Cookies for Gift-Giving

Caramel-filled chocolate thumbprint cookies are a tasty and easy cookie to make for holiday parties.  This recipe yields 24 cookies and tastes great topped with chocolate drizzle and chopped pecans.

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A plate of thumbprint cookies drizzled with chocolate and topped with chopped pecans.

CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE

These cookies are drizzled with a homemade chocolate drizzle. It’s easy to make and extras store great in the refrigerator! To make the chocolate drizzle, you will need:

  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 tbsp of half & half
  • 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

In a small saucepan, melt the unsalted butter and stir in the chocolate chips. Allow the chocolate chips to melt and add the half & half.

Once the ingredients have blended well, remove from the heat and stir in the confectioner’s sugar, breaking up any bits of powdered sugar that remains. Stir in the vanilla extract and allow the sauce to cool down before drizzling on the cookies.

Piping chocolate drizzle makes drizzling the chocolate easier than using a fork or spoon. It’s certainly doable to use utensils but using piping bottles makes the process even easier!

The homemade chocolate drizzle can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. This drizzle is made using half & half which reduces its shelf-life.

Yield: 24 cookies

Caramel Filled Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Caramel Filled Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies made with a homemade salted caramel filling and drizzled with chocolate.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes

Ingredients

Garnish

  • chocolate drizzle
  • chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together the softened butter and the sugars.
  4. Beat in the vanilla extract as well as the egg.
  5. Slowly beat in the cocoa and flour mixture. Blend well.
  6. Roll into tablespoon-sized balls and place onto a cookie sheet.
  7. Using the stick end of a wooden spoon, or your thumb, gently press holes into the center of the balls.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 7-8 minutes.
  9. Allow the cookies to cool before filling.
  10. Make the Salted Caramel Sauce and allow it to cool to room temperature before using it to fill in the thumbprint cookies.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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