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Chocolate Cherry Thumbprint Cookies

posted by Julie Evink on February 4, 2014

Chocolate Cherry Thumbprint Cookies ~ Soft, Chocolate Cookies filled with Cherry Pie Filling and Drizzled with Chocolate!

Chocolate Cherry Thumbprint Cookies ~ Soft, Chocolate Cookies filled with Cherry Pie Filling and Drizzled with Chocolate!

 *I was compensated by Lucky Leaf to create this post. All opinions expressed are completely my own.

As Valentine’s Day nears I’m seeing all kind of Chocolate and Cherry treats around the blogging land. They bring me back to memories of my childhood. For some reason I always remember eating those chocolate covered cherries with the white “goo” in them with my dad! Oh how I loved those little treats. I think it was because no one else in the house would touch them but us. Not that we minded of course because there were more for us! I will never forget how we devoured that sacred box of treats!

Chocolate Cherry Thumbprint Cookies ~ Soft, Chocolate Cookies filled with Cherry Pie Filling and Drizzled with Chocolate!

Do you have treats that remind you of your childhood?

I’m thinking that Miss K might have an abundance of treats in her childhood memory bank. Take for example these tastey Chocolate Cherry Thumbprint Cookies. After I got done making them I was ready to take some pretty amazing pictures, hint of sarcasm here. Miss K was following me around so when I said let’s go take pictures she ran over to the “picture” spot and was waiting for me. She usually grabs some paper straws to help stage with, but she skipped those this time.

Instead she grabbed her chair. She as going to take all this in from the comfort of her own chair. So we went about our business and of course she starts saying, “Cookie? Cookie? Mommy?” while batting her eyelashes.

I crumbled and handed her a cookie.

Chocolate Cherry Thumbprint Cookies ~ Soft, Chocolate Cookies filled with Cherry Pie Filling and Drizzled with Chocolate!

 

Now before you get all, “Oh my goodness Julie only feeds her child sweets” on me. I’m going to tell you, yes my daughter has sweets. She ate exactly one bit of this cookie, somehow smeared chocolate all over her face while eating this one bite. Don’t ask me how? Then she promptly got distracted and wandered off.

About these cookies. To die for. Amazingness. Let the angels sing in the heavens.

Soft chocolate cookies. Cherries waiting for you in the middle. Chocolate drizzled over the top.

Yes. Wipe that drool off your chin.

Then go find your Lucky Leaf Cherry Pie Filling and grab the ingredients to make these treats. Your loved ones will thank you.

Your hips…might not so much.

Make sure to enter to win a Lucky Leaf Prize Package including Pie Filling, Recipe Cards and a Rachel Ray Stoneware Set!!

Chocolate Cherry Thumbprint Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 32 minutes

Yield: 3 Dozen Cookies

Serving Size: 1 Cookie

Chocolate Cherry Thumbprint Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 c. butter, room temperature
  • 2 c. white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 c. flour
  • 1 c. cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 (21 oz) Lucky Leaf cherry pie filling
  • 2 oz Chocolate Candiquik

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Mix in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla and mix until combined. Add cocoa, salt, baking soda, baking powder and flour. Mix until combined.
  2. Roll dough into 2 in. balls. Place on greased baking sheet or baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Press thumb into center of cookie to make a well. Place two cherries in each cookie.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Cool on baking sheet 2 minutes. Remove to wire rack to finish cooling.
  4. Melt chocolate Candiquik according to package directions. Drizzle over cookies. Let the chocolate set and serve immediately or store in an air tight container.
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    Comments

  • Paula - bell'alimento


    Oh sweet Mamma!

  • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)


    These are some seriously gorgeous thumbprint cookies!! The gorgeous cherry against the chocolate is calling my name!

  • Shaina


    Chocolate and cherry is one of my favorite flavor combos!

  • Trish - Mom On Timeout


    These cookies look marvelous Julie! You know how I am about my cherry and chocolate :) Pinned and sharing on FB!

    • Julie Evink


      Thanks so much for sharing Trish!

  • Sarah @ Miss Candiquik


    Wow – that second photo of cookies is screaming at me to eat them, lol. Pinning and sharing!

    • Julie Evink


      You could road trip to get some :)

  • Cordelia


    Oh my word, Julie, they look heavenly. I can hardly wait to make them! Thank you for blessing us time after time!!

  • Melissa


    There’s just not enough time to make all the wonderful recipes I find :) These are so pretty and so Valentine Day-ish! (what we would do without Pinterest to be our online recipe collector?)

    • Julie Evink


      Isn’t that the truth! I wish I could just bake all day long so I could try them all out!

  • Nicole, RD


    Now that is one picture perfect cookie. But not pretty enough to keep me from inhaling too many of them…yum!

  • Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos


    Such a gorgeous cookie, Julie!!

  • Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel


    Oh yes PLEEEEASE I’ll take a dozen!

  • Sharron


    Wonderful looking cookies, and I’m all ready to bake, but please..forgive me if I seem like an idiot, but what is Chocolate Candiquik, and where do find it?
    Thank-you for your help!!

    • Julie Evink


      It will be by the Almond Bark and if you can’t find it you can sub it for Chocolate Almond Bark!

  • Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling


    Oh my, Julie! First, let’s PLEASE not talk about how many sweets our children eat. I win. Second, these cookies are amazing!

  • Tonia


    Gorgeous!! Send some my way!

  • Rachel @ {i love} my disorganized life


    You had me and ‘Chocolate Cherry’! {no, seriously, you did!} Thanks for sharing at Wednesday Whatsits – I always love your stuff!

    • Julie Evink


      Of course Rachel! Thanks for hosting again :)

  • Cami J.


    I am making these now. They look so yummy. I am trying to enter the Lucky Leaf contest but none of the buttons are working to do the Facebook likes or he twitter. Can you check the links to make sure they are working and I can try again? There are only 4 days left to enter. Thanks!

    • Julie Evink


      I’m sorry Cami! Other people have entered it and it works. Have you tried logging out of the entry form or switching browsers?

      • Cami J.


        will try! Cookies were good but a bit dry and you said to make them into 2″ balls and them a thumbprint in the middle but your cookies are much flatter than that and they don’t spread much in the oven so mine came out a bit higher and fatter not as flat. The recipe should include that you flatten he balls and then make a thumbprint. Just a suggestion!

        • Julie Evink


          I just pushed a thumbprint into them. I did not flatten them out. I’m not sure why yours did not work!

  • Kittery


    Hello! I just made this tonight and they are fantastic! I think my cookies were considerably smaller, as my cookie scoop is only about a 1 tbsp scoop.

    They came out fantastic! I got about 48 cookies from the batch. I gave some to mom/dad-in law, husband and grandma. Everyone loved them, and my brothers couldn’t stay away.

    Home run. Not dry at all as some have suggested, though mine didn’t spread at all, so I just patted them down a little while I filled them with the cherries.

    • Julie Evink


      Glad you enjoyed them Kittery!!

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