Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Like I said in my last post, I had been on a long vacation to India, for three months. Had an awesome time. Nothing better than having your family close, one of the things I miss like crazy. Except for my parents, everyone was meeting me after about three years, a long time and obviously I've changed. "So you're a mom now, can't believe it", was a remark I heard very often. The same kids who called me ' Didi', now call me 'Aunty'...sigh!!...Another kid who remembered me runs up to me, "Hi Aunty, how are you? You are fatter now!!", and scurries off to play!! You can imagine my reaction.

We had a lot of get togethers with family and friends and so lot of opportunities to bake. I had these cookies bookmarked for a while from Martha Stewart and Patricia. They look too cute to eat, don't they? They were delicious, even without the chocolate and I actually left some plain without the filling. I used the back of a round measuring spoon to make the impressions and not my thumb (the cookies were really hot!!).

Chocolate Thumbprints

1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour

2 tbs unsalted butter
2 oz semisweet chocolate
1 tsp light corn syrup

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Beat together the butter, sugar, salt and vanilla extract till smooth, about 2 minutes on medium high.
Beat in the flour, beginning on low and increasing to medium-high.
Roll teaspoonfuls of the dough and place 1" apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven. Make indentations in the middle of each cookie. Return to oven, and bake till light brown around the edges, about 7-9 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack.

For the filling, combine the chocolate, butter and corn syrup in a double boiler, and stir occasionally until melted and smooth. Allow to cool slightly. When the cookies are cool, fill the thumbprints with the chocolate

What's not to love about these pretty cookies, they were a total hit!! Love, love,love these buttery cookies!!


  1. Welcome back Poornima.You have such a beautiful space here that I used to check it often.Happy that you are back..Cheers!

  2. Pretty looking addictive cookies..Glad to had a wonderful time with ur parents and near ones.;How is lil princess..

  3. All I can say is Wow,wow and wow, looks really cute.

  4. perfect cookies.. absolutely tempting

  5. looks tempting and delicious.

  6. Good to see you back, and have you join back ICC..:)..lovely cookies

  7. oops not sure if my comment came thr!..welcome back and looking fwd to you joining us back in ICC..:)

  8. Wow these cookies look so cute...very tempting too

  9. wonderful cookies...loved them...cookies sooo cute...
    Ur daughter anushka sooo cute..
    you have a nice space...count me in from 2day..

  10. Tempting, Delicious and Yum yum YUMMMMM!!!!

  11. oh that chocolate centre... heavenly! bliss! love!

  12. Love these...very even bake!
    Follow my cupcake and fashion blog too

  13. Hi poornima, first time here...omg these cookies with their chocolate heaven is tempting your wonderful space...happy to follow check my space if time permits.


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