Filled Chocolate Thumbprints

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

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

Directions

  1. 1 In large bowl, combine 1 cup margarine and sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Add vanilla, chocolate and egg; blend well.
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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