Chocolate thumbprint cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie! Tangy raspberry jam, cradled in lush chocolate cookie dough, coated with a heavy dusting of powdered sugar. They’re a sweet cookie that virtually melts on the tongue.
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The thing that I love the most about the fall is layering on a bulky sweater to chase away the chill, then walking through the vibrant shades of red and orange fallen leaves, crunch leavings with my every step.
After a leisurely stroll, I like nothing more than coming inside to warm up with a steamy mug of Mayan Hot Cocoa. As the cocoa warms me from the inside, I like to scribble down the all the inspiration stemming from the walk. I do some of my best thinking while walking outside–there’s just something about being out in the crisp, clean air that brings clarity to any number of thoughts rolling around in my head.
Sometimes I figure out a new approach to settle sibling disputes, while other times, I mentally organize the to-do list for the day. To be honest, most of the time, I’m thinking about food. It’s what I do. It’s those first few chilly walks of the season that provide a catalyst of inspiration for the upcoming holidays.
Chocolate thumbprint cookies are inspired by leaves crackling under my feet, red hues of fallen leaves, and my ever-present craving of chocolate.
They’re a chewy chocolate cookie, rolled in powdered sugar before baking. This results in a crackled appearance as the cookie expands in the oven. A dollop of red raspberry jam adds a punch of color and a fruity tang to balance the sweetness. Brownie cookie meets a jelly doughnut, covered in powdered sugar. These chewy chocolate cookies practically melt in the mouth, making them seriously addictive!
Let Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies provide the perfectly sweet inspiration to center any holiday cookie platter. I know that I will.
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