Filled Chocolate Thumbprints

Enjoy these delicious chocolate cookies baked with an awesome blend of coffee and vanilla fillings - perfect for dessert.

  • prep time 1 hr 45 min
  • total time 2 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 72

Ingredients

Cookies

1
cup margarine or butter, softened
1
cup sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted, cooled
1
egg
2 1/2
cups all purpose or unbleached flour

Turtle Filling

20
vanilla caramels, unwrapped
1/4
cup half-and-half
36
pecan halves

Mocha Brandy Filling

1/2
cup margarine or butter, softened
2
tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
2
teaspoons instant coffee granules or crystals
4
teaspoons hot water
2
teaspoons brandy or 1/2 teaspoon brandy extract
2
cups powdered sugar
  • 1 In large bowl, combine 1 cup margarine and sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Add vanilla, chocolate and egg; blend well.
  • 2 Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Gradually add flour, mixing well. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 30 minutes for easier handling.
  • 3 Heat oven to 375°F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. With thumb or handle of wooden spoon, make indentation in center of each cookie.
  • 4 Bake at 375°F. for 8 to 10 minutes or until set and firm to the touch. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.
  • 5 To make turtle filling, in small saucepan, combine caramels and half-and-half; cook over low heat until melted and smooth, stirring constantly. Fill half of cookies with 1 teaspoon filling each. Top each with pecan half.
  • 6 To make mocha brandy filling, in small bowl, combine 1/2 cup margarine and cocoa; beat until light and fluffy. In another small bowl, dissolve instant coffee in water; add brandy. Add coffee mixture to margarine mixture; blend well. Add powdered sugar; beat until smooth. Fill remaining half of cookies with 1 heaping teaspoon filling each.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie with Turtle Filling
    Calories
    80
    (
    Calories from Fat
    35),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    4g
    4%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    4mg
    4%;
    Sodium
    40mg
    40%;
    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
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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