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Chocolate-Cherry Thumbprint Cookies

chocolate-cherry thumbprint cookies Dessert
Chocolate-Cherry Thumbprint Cookies
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 55 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 24

Cookies don’t get prettier (or easier) than these dreamy thumbprints. The dark chocolate ganache filling paired with sweet maraschino cherries adds just the right amount of decadence. MORE+ LESS-

July 30, 2018

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
1/4
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
4
oz (from 8-oz package) cream cheese, softened
3/4
cup dark chocolate chips
1/4
cup heavy whipping cream
1
tablespoon butter
24
maraschino cherries, well drained, patted dry

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    In large bowl, crumble cookie dough; stir or knead in cocoa and cream cheese until well mixed. Shape tablespoonfuls dough into 24 (1 1/2-inch) balls. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3
    Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until edges are set. Remove from oven. Using back of round metal measuring teaspoon, make 1-inch indentation in center of each cookie. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4
    In medium microwavable bowl, microwave dark chocolate chips, whipping cream and butter uncovered on High 1 minute to 1 minute 10 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Spoon generous 1 teaspoonful chocolate mixture into indentation in each cookie. Top each cookie with 1 maraschino cherry. Let stand about 30 minutes or until chocolate filling is set. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • For a festive touch: In small microwavable bowl, microwave 1/4 cup white vanilla baking chips and 1/4 teaspoon vegetable oil uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds, until melted and smooth. Drizzle over cookies, or sprinkle cookies with powdered sugar.
  • Don’t have a round measuring teaspoon? Use end of wooden spoon to make 1-inch indentation.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
4g
21%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
4%
Sodium
85mg
4%
Potassium
55mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
11g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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