Espresso Thumbprint Cookies

Espresso Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate cookies topped with espresso filling make a delicious dessert - perfect to serve a bunch.

Prep Time

1:00

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Total Time

1:15

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Makes

About 3 1/2 dozen cookies

Cookies
3/4
cup sugar
3/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
1 3/4
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
3
tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
1/4
teaspoon salt
Crushed hard peppermint candies, if desired
Espresso Filling
1/4
cup whipping cream
2
teaspoons instant espresso coffee granules
1
cup milk chocolate chips
1
tablespoon coffee-flavored liqueur, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat sugar, butter, vanilla and egg with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon, until well blended. Stir in flour, cocoa and salt until dough forms.
  2. Shape dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into 1-inch balls. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls about 2 inches apart. Press thumb or end of wooden spoon into center of each cookie, but do not press all the way to cookie sheet.
  3. Bake 7 to 11 minutes or until edges are firm. If necessary, quickly remake indentations with end of wooden spoon. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, mix whipping cream and instant coffee. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until steaming and coffee is dissolved. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate chips until melted. Stir in liqueur. Cool about 10 minutes or until thickened.
  5. Spoon rounded 1/2 teaspoon espresso filling into indentation in each cookie. Top with crushed candies.
Makes About 3 1/2 dozen cookies

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 90
    • (Calories from Fat 45),
  • Total Fat 5g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 45mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 10g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.