The fudge center in these Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies make them the perfect dessert to share with your family this Valentine's day. These cookies look fancy, but are so easy to put together.
Yes, I realize that it was January, and that's what everyone does the first month of the year. But we actually eat pretty healthy all year long despite all the sugar you see me posting here.
But now that it is February my baking sheets need cookies, so I say game on baking. Well, I say that, but my jeans and shorts say let's go make salad instead.
As you can see by the pictures here, baking won out. At least for this week. Maybe later this week, I'll think about that salad...
Last week I was scrolling through some old recipes that I have done in the past when I came across these Mocha Coconut Chocolate Blooms that I made a few years ago. Right away I remembered how good they were, and I needed a batch in my life again.
I immediately popped one in my mouth as soon as they came out of the oven. Totally worth the burned tongue by the way.
This time around, I left the coconut off because our kids still resist all things coconut. Maybe one day I can convert them, but I wasn't in the mood to try this day.
A bright red raspberry and some fun heart sprinkles totally made these little cookies look so pretty and irresistible. I think a white chocolate kiss would be great too.
These little Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are filled with a puddle of chocolate goodness.
I don't know about you, but I can't resist a chocolate puddle. With sprinkles. And raspberries. Please tell me I'm not alone.
Tips for making Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies
- Set your butter out ahead of time. If you forget, you can microwave it for a few seconds at a time.
- Beat the butter, shortening, and sugar until creamy, then add the egg and vanilla. Yes, I said shortening. It helps keep the cookies from spreading out thin.
- Stir together the dry ingredients and slowly beat them into your butter mixture.
- I like to use a spoon to divide the dough into 40 even looking piles, then roll them into balls.
- Press your thumb into the centers, but don't go down too far. You are going to do that again after they come out of the oven.
- Heat the chocolate and whipping cream in the microwave and fill the centers of the cooled cookies.
- Add sprinkle and raspberries to the tops. Strawberries and Hershey kisses would also be a fun way to top them.
Tools used to make Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies
More easy cookie recipes to make
- Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Cherry Cookies
- Triple Chocolate Cookies
- White Chocolate Funfetti Macaroons
- Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies
- ¼ cup butter, softened
- ½ cup shortening
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ cups flour
- ¾ cup dark cocoa powder
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- ⅓ cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 Tablespoon seedless raspberry jam
- 40 raspberries
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Beat the butter, shortening, and sugar until creamy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat again.
- Stir together the baking powder, salt, flour, and cocoa powder. Slowly add this to the butter mixture until completely combined.
- Use a spoon to divide the mixture into 40 even piles. Roll each one into a ball. Place on a baking sheet and use your thumb to gently press in the center.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Remove and press in the center gently again. Let cool on the pan for 2 minutes, then remove and place on a wire rack until completely cooled.
- Place the chocolate chips and heavy whipping cream in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds. Stir until melted and creamy. Heat again for 15 seconds, if needed. Stir in the raspberry jam.
- Spoon into the centers of the cooled cookies. Let cool for 5-10 minutes, then press a raspberry in the top of each one.
- Add sprinkles to the edges of the chocolate, if desired.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 40 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 108Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 33mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g
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