Homemade Chocolate Almond Thumbprint Cookies
These classic thumbprint cookies get a delicious twist thanks to the chocolate almond flavour, making them a great cookie to have any time of the year. Homemade cookies are always a treat, and these will be a new family favourite!
I know, I know, thumbprint cookies are more common for the holidays but when they have almonds and chocolate in them I say these babies are not just for the holidays. I love chocolate and almonds and well cookies any time of the year how about you?Cookies are always a tasty and welcome treat whether for get-togethers, office parties or part of a homemade with love gift baskets and these thumbprint cookies are always a welcome addition to any party or gift. These chocolate almond thumbprint cookies always look and taste so good and the best part? They’re easy to make so make sure to save this recipe for your baked goods arsenal, it will come in handy a lot and they will always be a hit.
If anyone has nut allergies you can, of course, skip the almonds and leave it with just chocolate or add one of many of your favourite toppings like jam, or just leave it with just the chocolate. I do love chocolate all by its lonesome.
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These classic thumbprint cookies get a delicious twist thanks to the chocolate almond flavor, making them a great cookie to have any time of the year.
- 1 cup + 6 tbsp all-purpose flour
- Pinch of salt
- One stick of butter, softened
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 12–15 almonds
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a medium-sized bowl, sift together your dry ingredients: flour and salt.
- Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar. Once creamy, add egg and vanilla extract.
- Slowly add dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Beat until cookie dough is formed.
- Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on lined baking sheet, about two inches apart from one another.
- Use a teaspoon to indent the center of each cookie. Place in freezer for about 30 minutes and preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- Bake for 13 to 15 minutes and allow to cool on a wire rack. Using a tablespoon, press on each indent just to make them deeper and larger.
- Melt chocolate chips and add indentation of each cookie. Top with one almond
Have nut allergies? Just skip the almonds and leave with just chocolate or add your favorite topping that goes with chocolate, there’s tons of variations to this.
Keywords: cookies, chocolate, almond, thumbprint cookies
Yes, thumbprint cookies really are that easy to make. I don’t know why it took me this long to make them but after that first time I’ve made them lots of times (maybe too many so delicious) now. These cookies never go out of style, everyone always loves them.
What are some of your favourite version of thumbprint cookies? Most of mine involve a form of nuts and/or chocolate, it’s my favourite I admit. Although caramel ones are delicious too.
Tips to fill thumbprint cookies
There are two ways we suggest to fill thumbprint cookies with the chocolate
You can use a small spoon and place a bit of the chocolate in the centre of the cookie.
You can use a small icing bag or if you don’t have one pour the melted chocolate into a plastic zipper bag, seal it, and cut off a corner (not on the zippered size of course) of the bag and slowly pipe the melted chocolate into the centre of the cookie.
Do which ever method you feel comfortable with and is easiest for you.
Can you freeze thumbprint cookies?
Yes you can freeze these tasty thumbprint cookies. I would suggest an airtight container over a vacuum seal bag but if you do use a bag do it on gentle so as to not “squish” the cookies during the vacuum seal process.
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