Chocolate Thumbprints

This recipe comes from The Ultimate Cookie Book.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.


2/3 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup granulated sugar or chocolate sprinkles

36 milk chocolate kisses, unwrapped

In a large mixing bowl beat the butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds.

Add 1/2 cup sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.

Beat in the egg and vanilla until combined.

Stir in the flour.

Cover and chill the dough for about 1 hour or until easy to handle.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and roll in sugar or sprinkles to coat.

Place 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet

Using your thumb, make an indentation in the center of each cookie.

Bake for 6-8 minutes or until the edges are firm.

Immediately press a chocolate kiss into each cookie’s center.

Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.

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