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Halloween Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies_small

Halloween Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Prep time:
15 minutes 
Cooking time:
12 minutes 
Total time:
27 minutes 
Ease of prep:
Medium 
Makes 48 Servings
 
Portion size:
1 cookie 

x 48 servings

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories:
202.0 
Carbohydrates:
19.0g
Protein:
2.0g
Fat:
12.0g
Cholesterol:
44.0mg
Sodium:
152.0mg

Exchanges

Starch:
1.5 
Vegetable:
0.0 
Fruit:
0.0 
Meat:
0.0 
Fat:
2.0 
Milk:
0.0 
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Get festive with this Halloween Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies recipe. Delicious cookies are topped with a tangy orange filling and chocolate morsels.

Ingredients

  • 3/4  cup(s)  semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1  cup(s)  butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 1/3  cup(s)  sugar
  • 2  egg yolks
  • 2  Tbsp  nonfat milk
  • 2  tsp  vanilla extract
  • 2  cup(s)  all-purpose flour
  • 2/3  cup(s)  Cocoa
  • 1/2  tsp  salt

Directions

  1. Beat butter, sugar, egg yolks, milk and vanilla in large bowl until well blended.
  2. Stir together flour, cocoa and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beat until well blended.
  3. Refrigerate dough 1 to 2 hours or until firm enough to handle.
  4. Prepare orange filling (recipe below).
  5. Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet.
  6. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in additional sugar.
  7. Place on prepared cookie sheet; press thumb in center of each cookie.
  8. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set.
  9. Spoon about 1/4 tsp filling into thumbprint of warm cookies. Gently press about 5 chocolate morsels into center of each cookie.
  10. Carefully remove from cookie sheet to wire rack and cool completely.
  11. Orange Filling: Combine 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 Tbls softened butter or margarine, 4 tsps milk, 1/2 tsp freshly grated orange peel and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract in small bowl; beat on high speed until smooth. Stir in red and yellow food coloring to get desired orange color.

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