Chocolate-Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies

Recipe by susie cooks
READY IN: 35mins
YIELD: 36 cookies




  • Sift flour, cocoa, and salt into a bowl; set aside.
  • Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring until smooth. Set aside.
  • Put butter and 1/4 cup of sugar into the bowl of a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment; mix on medium until pale and fluffy.
  • Mix in yolk, vanilla, and chocolate. Reduce speed to low. Mix in flour mixture until just combined.
  • Refrigerate, covered, one hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F Put 6 teaspoons of sugar into a bowl. Form dough into 3/4 balls; roll in sugar to coat.
  • Space 1 inch apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Press center of each ball with your thumb.
  • Bake 10 minutes. Press centers again with a wooden spoon, 3/4 inch indentations. Bake until slightly cracked and set; about 5 minutes more.
  • Cool completely on racks.
  • Stir cream cheese and confectioners sugar in a small bowl.
  • Toss berries with remaining 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar in another bowl.
  • Spoon cream cheese mixture into center of cookies; top with strawberries.