Chocolate Thumbprint Shortbread Cookies

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Chocolate Thumbprint Shortbread Cookies

If you are looking for a cookie with just a little taste of chocolate added then this recipe will work for you. These cookies are made from scratch with ingredients you may  already have on hand. They are quick and easy to put together and your little ones can even help. The outcome of these cookies are a little crunchy texture but not hard. It is a nice treat along with a cup of coffee, tea, or a cold glass of milk.


1 cup butter softened 
1 cup white sugar
1 large egg
3/8 cup milk
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 1/3 cup white flour
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
chopped unsweetened chocolate pieces


1. In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

2. Beat in the egg. Stir in milk and vanilla.

3. Combine the flour and salt. Sift into the sugar mixture. Cover dough with plastic wrap, keeping the air out. Chill for at least one hour. Chill pans at this time.

4. Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C). Roll dough into spoon sized balls and place on pans. Use a thumb to make a small dent in each cookie. Place one piece of chocolate in each dent.

5. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly golden brown at the edge. Remove from pans and cool.


There is nothing like the aroma of fresh oven baked cookies. Have you made any homemade cookies recently?

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  1. Those sound Delicious. They're perfect for the cookie swap my family does on Christmas eve.

  2. These sound so tasty. I think my kids would love to help make thumbprints.

  3. I love shortbread cookies, and these look great! All month long I am featuring different holiday cookie creations for my cookie countdown to Christmas! I would love it if you stopped by to check it out! :-)

  4. I remember making these cookies growing up. Ah the memories. Thank you for sharing, I might have to make them with the kids.

  5. Looks really good. I would vegan-ize this by using coconut oil instead of butter, or a vegan faux "butter." And we also replace eggs in recipes. I'm sure it would be delish ;)

  6. I agree, these are great with milk or coffee! :)

  7. Mmmm I love cookies this time of year--great recipe! Will have to save it.

  8. This sounds and look amazing. I love making cookies this time of year with the kids. Thanks for sharing.

  9. These look wonderful! I've never made shortbread cookies before.

  10. Sounds like some yummy cookies. I will be baking cookies in a few days!

  11. Yum! I love shortbread and chocolate but I have never made them together like you have. Pinning.

  12. Though my kids usually ask for a chocolate filled cookies, this recipe is a must try!