Chocolate Chip Thumbprints
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Chocolate Chip Thumbprints

A traditional thumbprint cookie dotted with mini chocolate chips and filled with a glossy chocolate filling.

35 min
50 min



1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/4 cup milk

1/2 cup powdered sugar, if desired


3/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 tablespoon shortening

2 tablespoons light corn syrup

1 teaspoon water

1 teaspoon vanilla

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine brown sugar, butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla and salt in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour, 1/4 cup chocolate chips and milk. Beat until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Make indentation in center of each cookie with thumb.

  4. STEP 4

    Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. (If necessary, make indentation in top of cookie again.) Cool completely. Sprinkle cookies with powdered sugar, if desired.

  5. STEP 5

    Melt 3/4 cup chocolate chips and shortening in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, 1-2 minutes or until smooth. Cool slightly. Stir in corn syrup, water and vanilla. Spoon about 1 teaspoon filling into each cookie indentation.


7Fat (mg)
10Cholesterol (mg)
90Sodium (mg)
16Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  December 14, 2008

My whole family thought these were quite bland. I was very disappointed!

— says Nicole
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