Ultimate Cookie Lovers Thumbprints Recipe @pinch

There's a lot going on in these amazing thumbprint cookies. Soft and chewy, the cookie has a rich chocolate flavor. Adding the pecans gives them a little crunch. The pecan half on the bottom is a nice surprise. Adding a dollop of cookie butter gives the cookies a buttery richness. From the intense chocolate flavors to the different textures, we couldn't stop snacking on these cookies. These go perfectly on a holiday cookie tray and would surely even make Santa very happy!

ultimate cookie lovers thumbprints
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Recipe Cuisine: American Recipe Category: Cookies Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 1/2 cup(s) butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup(s) brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 large egg, separated
  • 2 tablespoon(s) half & half or whole milk
  • 2 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
  • 1 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup(s) unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/2 cup(s) semi-sweet mini chocloate chips, divided
  • 32 small pecan halves
  • 3/4 cup(s) finely chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup(s) cookie butter or cookie spread
Intructions :
  • In a medium bowl cream together the butter and brown sugar. Beat in the egg yolk, half & half, and vanilla
  • Mix in the flour, cocoa, and salt until combined
  • Set 3 tablespoons of chocolate chips aside. Then mix the remaining chocolate chips into the dough. Cover the dough with plastic wrap. Chill for at least 30 minutes
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a large cookie sheet. Space the pecan halves at least 2 1/2 inches apart on the sheet
  • Roll dough into approximately 1-inch balls
  • Dip tops into the egg white
  • Then into the chopped pecans
  • Place one ball of dough, nut side up, over each pecan half. Gently press centers with your thumb or the back of a teaspoon
  • Bake for 9-12 minutes or just until set but still soft. L
  • et cool on the pan for 5 minutes. Then remove to a wire rack to cool completely
  • Spoon the cookie butter into a plastic zip-top bag. Snip off the corner
  • Pipe the cookie butter into the indentations. Sprinkle with the reserved chocolate chips.

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