Chocolate-Filled Thumb-Print Cookies

from Nana, my favorite Christmas cookie

Yield: 0 servings ( Serving Size: makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies )
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  • 1/2 cup(s) brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup(s) butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) flour, sifted
  • 2 tablespoon(s) light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoon(s) milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 4.5 ounce(s) semi-sweet morsels
  • 1.5 ounce(s) semi-sweet morsels, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon(s) shortening
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon(s) water


  1. Sift flour and salt. Blend butter, sugar, vanilla. Add flour mixture, milk, chopped semi-sweet chocolate chips. Form in 1" balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. With thumb, make depression in center of balls. Bake at 375F for 10-12 minutes. Roll several times while warm in confectioners sugar. Cool.

  2. For filling: melt semi-sweet chocolate chips and shortening over hot (not boiling) water. Stir in remaining ingredients until smooth. Fill depressions with chocolate mixture after cookies have cooled a bit.
November 2010

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