There is just something so sweet about a thumbprint cookie. Growing up my mom would buy the shortbread ones with the cutest little chocolate center, and then sometimes she would make a peanut butter cookie with a chocolate kiss in the center so for this Valentines Day I wanted to make a chocolate cookie version.
I am all about chocolate anything and this chocolate cookie with a chocolate kiss in the center is a perfect chocolate treat and an even more perfect treat for Valentines Day.
To make these cookies decadent I used dark cocoa powder for added richness, buttermilk for a little tang and tartness (which I love in a cookie), and then assorted sprinkles to celebrate Valentines Day in a fun way. I used regular milk chocolate kisses but you could use any variety of kisses you prefer, or any variety of sprinkles you like making them perfect for your family.
A heart for everyone
Happy Birthday Mammaw
A quick funny…my Mammaw’s birthday is on Valentines Day and when I took these cookies to her a few days ago she got so excited and thought I made them all for her…of course I obliged and told her they were an early birthday cookie and before I knew it all 12 cookies were GONE. Literally in a matter of 30 minutes she had eaten all of her cookies and then decided she was too full to go to dinner…well I probably would have been to full to eat dinner as well. Needless to say Mammaw loved them and thought they were a perfect early birthday treat.
Whether you are making these chocolate thumbprints for Valentines or just for a fun weekend treat (the kids would love to roll the dough in the sprinkles or push the kiss into the center of the cookie) they are sure to be delicious.
Make everyday sparkle – MJ