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Three chocolate cherry thumbprint cookies on a metal serving tray next to more cookies on a cooing rack and a glass of milk
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Chocolate Cherry Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate Cherry Thumbprint Cookies ~ Soft, Chocolate Cookies filled with Cherry Pie Filling and Drizzled with Chocolate!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36 Cookies
Calories: 216kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 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
  • 21 oz Lucky Leaf cherry pie filling
  • 2 oz Chocolate Candiquik


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Cool on baking sheet 2 minutes. Remove to wire rack to finish cooling.
  • Melt chocolate Candiquik according to package directions. Drizzle over cookies. Let the chocolate set and serve immediately or store in an air tight container.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1.9mg