Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are a delicious treat that combines the rich flavor of chocolate with the sweetness of raspberries. Loaded with delicious flavors in every bite, you will wonder why you haven’t tried these jam thumbprint cookies sooner!
These chocolate thumbprint cookies are perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a holiday party, cookie exchange or a simple afternoon snack. This recipe for thumbprint cookies is easy to make and can be customized to suit you and your families taste!
Raspberry Filled Chocolate Cookies
These cookies are perfect for those who love the combination of chocolate and fruit. The tartness of the raspberry jam perfectly complements the rich flavor of the chocolate ganache. They are also a great option for those who are looking for a quick and easy dessert that can be made with ingredients that are readily available in most kitchens.
Serve these treats up for a special occasion or make them when you just want something sweet to eat. I enjoy making these for holidays, I can play around with the jam flavor and make a couple batches that are slightly different. They make for great treats for holiday cookie exchanges!
Why you’ll absolutely adore these thumbprint cookies!
- Simple ingredients. Even though we make our cookies and fudge filling from scratch the ingredients are simple and basic. You may even be surprised to find that most (if not all) of them are in your kitchen already.
- Versatile: While this recipe calls for raspberry jam, you can easily switch it up and use your favorite jam or jelly instead. Strawberry, blueberry, or even apricot jam would all be delicious in these cookies.
- They taste delicious. From the soft chocolate cookie to the rich and creamy fudge filling and tangy-sweet jam filling, every bite of these cookies is a winning combination of flavors.
Raspberry Chocolate Thumbprint Cookie Ingredients
Butter: You will need 2 sticks (1 cup) of room temperature butter to make the cookies rich in taste.
Sugar: Use ⅔ cups of granulated sugar for perfectly sweet and chewy treats.
Egg yolks: 2 egg yolks will bind the dough together and create great texture.
Vanilla extract: Enhance the flavor in the dough by adding in 1 tsp. of vanilla extract.
Flour: For the base of this cookie dough, use 2 cups of all-purpose flour.
Salt: Add in ½ tsp. of salt to help balance the flavors in the recipe.
Chocolate chips: Using 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips will help make the fudge rich and thick.
Condensed milk: Add one 14-ounce-sized can of sweetened condensed milk to get the consistency right for this cookie filling.
Almond extract: You need ¼ tsp. of almond-flavored extract to give the fudge a nice subtle flavor.
Jam: For the slightly tart, sweet filling, you need 12-ounces of raspberry jam, the total amount needed will vary.
How to Make Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies
Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees F.
Then line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicon baking mats and set them aside.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar using an electric mixer on medium-high speed. Continue for about 2-3 minutes until the butter mixture is light and fluffy.
Next, mix in the egg yolks and the vanilla extract.
Then, add in the flour and salt and mix until the dough comes together.
If desired you can chill the cookie dough for 30 minutes, but you can skip this step and head straight to baking them.
Scoop the dough into 1-inch-sized balls and roll them with your hands so that they are perfectly round.
Arrange the dough balls onto the prepared cookie sheet.
Use a ½ teaspoon measuring spoon to create a circular crater in the center of the cookie dough balls.
Proceed to place the cookies in the preheated oven and bake for 8-10 minutes.
Remove them from the oven and if the indents look shallow, press the measuring spoon to further define them again.
Melt the chocolate chips, condensed milk, and almond extract in a small pot over low heat until melted.
Continue stirring over low heat for 3-4 minutes or until the mixture has thickened.
Spoon about 1 teaspoon of fudge onto each cookie. Let cool until set for about 5 minutes.
Take ½ teaspoon measuring spoon again and slightly press an indent into the chocolate.
Then, fill the indent with raspberry jam over the chocolate fudge topping.
Serve the cookies immediately and enjoy.
WHAT ARE THE BEST WAYS TO STORE THUMBPRINT COOKIES?
To store thumbprint cookies, place them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. For longer storage, place the cookies in the freezer in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 3 months. Allow the cookies to thaw at room temperature before serving.
CAN YOU FREEZE CHOCOLATE THUMBPRINT COOKIES?
These cookies freeze very well. To do this place the cookies onto a baking sheet after they have been assembled and then freeze for 3 hours until solid. Then transfer to an airtight container with parchment paper-lined between the layers to prevent sticking. When you want a cookie, let it thaw and come to room temperature before serving.
HOW CAN I PREVENT MY THUMBPRINT COOKIES FROM SPREADING?
To prevent thumbprint cookies from spreading, it is important to chill the dough before baking. This will help the cookies hold their shape and prevent them from spreading too much. Additionally, make sure to use a sturdy baking sheet and not to overcrowd it. Leaving enough space between the cookies will allow for proper air circulation and prevent them from spreading.
WHAT ARE SOME TIPS FOR MAKING PERFECT THUMBPRINT COOKIES?
One tip for making perfect thumbprint cookies is to use room temperature ingredients. This will help the dough come together more easily and prevent overmixing. Additionally, make sure to use a small cookie scoop or spoon to create uniform cookie dough balls. Finally, when making the thumbprint indentation, use the back of a round measuring spoon to create a consistent size and shape.
COMMON MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN MAKING THUMBPRINT COOKIES
One common mistake when making thumbprint cookies is overbaking them. It is important to keep a close eye on the cookies and remove them from the oven as soon as they are lightly golden brown. Another mistake is not properly chilling the dough before baking, which can cause the cookies to spread too much. Finally, make sure to use the correct amount of flour and not to overmix the dough, as this can make the cookies tough.
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HERE ARE SOME MORE GREAT THUMBPRINT COOKIES TO TRY:
- CHEESECAKE COOKIES
- DOUBLE CHOCOLATE THUMBPRINT COOKIES
- SWEETHEART VALENTINE THUMBPRINT COOKIES
- LEMON THUMBPRINT COOKIES
- GRINCH THUMBPRINT COOKIES
- CARAMEL THUMBPRINT COOKIES
- STRAWBERRY THUMBPRINT COOKIES
- CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY THUMBPRINT COOKIES
Chocolate Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies are a delightful and flavor filled treat that everyone is sure to enjoy. Packed with amazing taste, these jam thumbprint cookies will become your new favorite treat.