Maraschino Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

PERFECT PERFECT for a yummy Christmas cookie and sooo cute too! Got this recipe from

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain maraschino cherries, reserving 1 tsp juice.
  2. Combine flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder in large bowl, mix well.
  3. Put butter and sugar in medium bowl and beat with mixer on medium for 3-4 minutes or until well blended.
  4. Add egg and vanilla, mix well.
  5. Add flour mixture, mix well.
  6. Put chocolate chips and milk in small saucepan and heat over low heat, stirring constantly until melted.
  7. Stir in reserved maraschino cherry juice.
  8. Let chocolate cool slightly.
  9. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased baking pan.
  10. Push centers in with thumb and spoon 1 tsp of chocolate mixture into each thumbprint.
  11. Top with a cherry.
  12. Bake in 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.
  13. Remove and cool completely.
  14. Store in airtight container.


Most Helpful

Made these cookies and they were surprisingly bad. They did not have enough sugar, vanilla and or probably not enough butter either since they were a bit dry. These cookies did however have to much unsweetened chocolate powder and would cut this down by 1/4 cup. Gag. This cookie tasted like a dried up truffle gone bad. I would suggest if making these to not use semi-sweet chocolate chips melted but instead melt some Hershey's Milk Choclate. The recipe itself is a good idea but a real chef needs to remake the actual ingredients. They taste bad.

KTandAL December 21, 2009

THESE WERE GREAT! I made the mix as a present and then they cooked the cookies these didn't last past the first serving and next time I'll have to double the recipe THANK YOU!

Le Honerable Kelsaroo December 29, 2006

A wonderful Christmas cookie. I rolled mine in red/green/white jimmies before I "thumbprinted" them. Taste great, look pretty. Thank you for posting this one!

QL7 December 19, 2006

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