Espresso Thumbprint Cookies

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

  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 42

Ingredients

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.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
45mg
45%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
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.