Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint CookiesI have seen these biscuits many times whilst perusing various food blogs and sites across the internet. I’ve always wanted to have a go at them and today was the day I did! The recipe comes courtesy of the brilliant Brown Eyed Baker blog.

Here is what you will need to make about 22-24 biscuits.

For the Biscuit Dough

  • 115g Unsalted Butter
  • 65g Icing Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 160g Plain Flour

For the Filling

  • 60g Plain/Dark Chocolate
  • 30g Unsalted Butter
  • 1/4 tsp Golden Syrup

Preheat the oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C

In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, add the butter, icing sugar, salt & vanilla extract. Mix on low speed at first, working up to medium until nice and smooth. Alternatively, if you don’t have a stand mixer, simply mix the ingredients in a large bowl by hand until you achieve the same thing.

Making the DoughGradually add in the flour and then mix on medium speed until it comes together as a dough. (Or just mix by hand again.)

Using a teaspoon to guide the portion size, roll out balls of the dough and place them on a large baking tray about 1″ apart from each other.

Rolling into Balls

Ready for the OvenBake for 10 minutes then remove from the oven and make dents in the middle of each biscuit whilst they are still warm. (Be fairly quick about this as they will start to break as they cool down.) I used the silicone handle of a whisk to dent mine.

Indenting the Cookies!Then pop back into the oven and bake for a further 7-10 minutes until just starting to brown on the edges. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Meanwhile, make the chocolate filling.

Making the Chocolate FillingPlace the chocolate, butter & golden syrup in a glass bowl over barely simmering water. Stir until smooth and glossy, leave to one side to cool along with the cookies.

Chocolate FillingWhen all the components are cooled (it should only take about 20-30 mins at the most) all that remains to do is fill those cookies! I found it easiest to load the chocolate filling into a piping bag and cut a small hole from the end then pipe it into the biscuits.

Leave on the kitchen side until the filling has set.

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate Thumbprint CookiesI love these little cookies. The dough is so deliciously crumbly and just melts in your mouth and the rich chocolate filling works well to counteract the sweetness of the biscuit.

AND they are super easy to make! Only problem is that they are slightly moreish…

Hope you enjoyed this weeks post lads and ladies.

Miss KitchenMason

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