Chocolate Cherry Thumbprints

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

These cookies have become traditional on our Christmas cookie trays, but are good all year round! Drizzled with the melted chocolate, they are so pretty. Cooking time includes 1 hour chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat sugar, margarine, eggs and vanilla until smooth.
  2. Melt 1 cup chocolate chips and add to margarine mixture. Mix well.
  3. Cover and chill 1 hour.
  4. Shape into 1 inch balls.
  5. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. Press deep centers with your thumb or wooden spoon handle.
  7. Place a marachino cherry half into each centre.
  8. Bake 10 to 12 minutes at 350 degrees.
  9. Cool completely.
  10. Melt remaining chocolate chips and drizzle over cookies.
Most Helpful

Ooh la la!! These are over the top good!! I did only get 36; I think any smaller & the cherry might not have fit well? I wish I had put the melted chocolate for drizzling into a piping bag!! Off to have another! Made for PAC Fall '08.

Elmotoo October 04, 2008