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Filled Chocolate Thumbprints

Filled Chocolate Thumbprints
  • Prep 1 hr 45 min
  • Total 2 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 15
  • Servings 72
Enjoy these delicious chocolate cookies baked with an awesome blend of coffee and vanilla fillings - perfect for dessert.
Updated November 10, 2010

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

Steps

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie with Turtle Filling
Calories
80
Calories from Fat
35
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Sodium
40mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
6g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
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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