MENU

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.

Updated July 30, 2018
Pillsbury Cookies
Make with
Pillsbury Cookies

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

Hide Images
  • 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.

  • 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 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.

© 2021 ®/TM General Mills All Rights Reserved