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Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Thumbprints

Buttery chocolate thumbprints, rich with cocoa, are filled with a layer of strawberry preserves, and then topped with chocolate ganache and chocolate drizzle.
Course Cookies
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Author Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl

Ingredients

For thumbprint cookies:

  • 1/2 c. butter softened
  • 2/3 c. sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 c. flour
  • 1/3 c. baking cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. red sprinkles

For filling:

  • 1/2 c. strawberry preserves
  • 1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 c. heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp. butter

Instructions

For thumbprint cookies:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar. Cream until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in egg yolk, milk, and vanilla.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, and salt.
  4. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in the mixing bowl, and beat until just combined. If batter is crumbly, add about 1 tbsp. milk, or enough that dough easily forms into balls.
  5. Shape into 1-inch balls.
  6. Roll each ball in red sprinkles until well-coated.
  7. Place two inches apart on parchment paper or silicone mat-lined baking sheets.
  8. Press an indentation in the center of each dough ball using your thumb or the end of a wooden spoon.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until set when you lightly touch an edge (carefully).
  10. If desired, you can use the end of a wooden spoon to reshape the indentation in the cookies.
  11. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

For filling:

  1. In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat strawberry preserves for 30 seconds, or until thin and runny.
  2. Spoon about 1/2 tsp. into each thumbprint. You want it to fill the well of each thumbprint about 2/3-full.
  3. Place in the fridge for 10 minutes, or until jam is set.
  4. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips, heavy cream, and butter.
  5. Microwave on high at 30-second intervals until chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth.
  6. Pipe or spoon into the center of each thumbprint, covering the strawberry jam.
  7. Allow 10-15 minutes for the ganache to set.
  8. Drizzle with melted chocolate chips, if desired. Allow to set, and devour!