Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
RecipeCuisine: General
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Easy Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies Recipe!
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 100 ml extra virgin olive oil Or unsalted butter
  • 225 gms refined flour (maida) ( I used wheat flour and refined flour at 1:1 proportion)
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp espresso (instant coffee powder)
  • 80 gms caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp almond extract Or essence
  • 1 egg
  • a pinch of salt
For Filling:
  • 4 tbsp heaped nutella
  • 2 tbsp olive oil Or butter
How to make the recipe?
  1. Preheat the oven at 180° C exactly ten mins before baking. Grease the baking tray lightly with butter Or clarified butter. Sift dry ingredients and keep aside ( flour, cocoa powder, salt). Take a mixing bowl. Beat olive oil and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the egg and beat until they are nicely combined.
  3. It’ s time to add the dry ingredients. Also add salt, instant espresso and almond essence.
  4. Start mixing with your finger tips. It will appear like bread crumbs. Knead into a soft dough. Use all your stamina to knead it. The dough should be smooth and soft.
  5. Chill for 15 to 20 mins in the fridge and not freezer. Dust some flour on a flat surface. Make an inch balls from the dough.
  6. Now flatten them slightly and give an impression from your thumb to make a small well Or indent. Don't press too hard else the cookie dough will tear apart.
  7. Bake them at 180°C for about 10 mins Or until just firm. Allow to cool and then transfer to a wire rack.
  8. Now microwave nutella with olive oil on high power for 3o to 40 secs. Pipe the melted nutella over the thumbprint cookies enough to fill the well. Don't put too much else it will spill. Repeat the same with the rest of cookies. Allow them to cool Or refrigerate them in a wide box without touching each other.
  9. Your Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies will solidify and it's ready to be eaten!
1.Be careful while handling cookie dough. If it breaks while shaping not to worry reshape them again.
2.For variation you can fill any fruit jam.
3.You can even add nuts is you wish to.
4.You can bake the melted chocolates on your cookies. However I prefer not to bake the melted chocolate it tastes great.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 20-24 cookies
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at