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Chocolate Cherry Thumbprint Cookies
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Chocolate Cherry Thumbprint Cookie Recipe

If you've never tried chocolate cherry thumbprint cookies, you're in for a delicious treat!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fruit, Winter
Servings: 48 cookies
Calories: 97kcal



  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 2 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour all-purpose
  • 1/4 cup white sugar

Cherry Pie Filling

  • 1 can cherry pie filling

Chocolate Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar sifted
  • 2-4 Tbsp heavy cream or whole milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ounce unsweetened baking chocolate melted


  • Chocolate cherry cookies directions-
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter, shortening, and cream cheese using an electric mixer on medium to high, about 30 seconds or until creamy.
  • Add brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg, beating until combined. Scrape bowl occasionally.
  • Beat in the egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer, stirring in the remaining with a wooden spoon.
  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll the cookie in the white sugar and place about one inch apart on the prepared cookie sheet.
  • Gently make an indentation in each cookie using your thumb.
  • Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon cherry pie filling into each thumbprint.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes, until the edges are set. Cool on the cookie sheet for one minute and remove to a wire rack to cool.
  • Chocolate glaze directions -
  • Mix ingredients until a drizzle consistency is reached.
  • Pour the glaze into a plastic storage bag and clip a tiny hole in the corner.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the top of the cookies.
  • Allow to set before storing in an airtight container.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg