Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Mini Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

I saw this recipe and Jenna put them together. She is taking treats to a wedding in a week, so we flash froze these. I had heart shaped sprinkles---perfect for a wedding! They are great tasting, too!


Mini Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
 

2 sticks + 2 tablespoons of butter, softened
¾ cup sugar
⅓ cup cocoa powder
1 egg
2 cups flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 heaping cup powdered sugar
2-3 tablespoons hot water
1 teaspoon vanilla
holiday sprinkles
Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Cream the butter and the sugar, and egg until smooth. Add the ⅓ cup cocoa powder and mix until incorporated.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Add to the butter mixture and mix until just combined. Roll into small balls and make an indent with your thumb in the center of the ball. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until dry looking and lightly cracked on the surface but still very soft.

When they come out of the oven, press the centers down again to make a more defined well for the frosting. Allow to cool.

Whisk the cocoa powder, powdered sugar, hot water, and vanilla. Spoon the frosting into the centers of the cookies and add sprinkles. Allow frosting to set before storing in tins.

Notes
Store at room temperature or in the freezer after the frosting has set. The recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies.

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