Chocolate Plum Thumbprints

Recipe by cassie_bess

Taken from Fleischmann's/Sunsweet ad in Good Housekeeping. Prep and cook time unknown.

Top Review by 5thCourse

I am surprised this recipe hasn't been reviewed yet! I can't give a star review since I did not make it as written. The recipe for the dough is a keeper, love the texture and brown sugar and oats (I used scant 2 cups of fine oats). It is a perfect hearty base for the crowning deep flavour of the plum jam I used for the fill. I call these "the darker side of thumbprints" because of the wintery rich flavours. I incorporated crushed walnuts by rolling the balls in it after step 10(no eggwash needed). Lovely change to one's usual cookie! Thank you...

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In medium saucepan, combine dried plums, sugar and 1/2 cup water; bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Stir in walnuts and chocolate morsels.
  4. Set aside.
  5. In large mixing bowl, beat margarine with electric mixer until softened.
  6. Add brown sugar; beat until smooth.
  7. In seperate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
  8. Gradually add flour mixture to margarine mixture, beating until well combined.
  9. Stir in milk and oats.
  10. Shape into 1 1/4 balls.
  11. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  12. Press down center of each ball with thumb.
  13. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.
  14. Spoon about 1 teaspoon dried plum mixture into center of each cookie.
  15. Bake for 2 to 3 minutes more.
  16. Let stand 1 minute before removing to wire racks.

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