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Chocolate Chip & Cookie Butter Thumbprints

I wanted to make a more festive version of chocolate chip cookies for the holidays. Since my mom's thumbprints are what I look forward to most, I decided to combine the two. —Crystal Schlueter, Babbitt, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 2-1/2 dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, separated
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2/3 cup Biscoff creamy cookie spread or Nutella
  • Additional miniature semisweet chocolate chips, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter, brown sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk, milk and vanilla. Gradually beat flour into creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or until firm enough to shape.
  • Shape tablespoons of dough into balls. Dip balls into egg white; roll in pecans. Place 2 in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Press a deep indentation in center of each with your thumb. Bake until light golden brown, 12-14 minutes.
  • Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Fill each with 1 teaspoon cookie spread. If desired, sprinkle with additional chocolate chips.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 138 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 48mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • redcow
    Dec 13, 2020

    I made a double batch to add to my Christmas plates that I give away. Mistake to add this cookie because the spread (I used nutella) smears so easily. I added more mini chocolate chips on top of the nutella to help protect the topping when I layered them in storage container. I used wax paper between cookie layers. It is a pretty cookie and as long as you don't try to stack the cookies you would not get the smeared mess that I did. I will not make again.

  • suefalk
    Feb 25, 2020

    This is a yummy cookie! A basic chocolate chip cookie with a creamy spread on top. A added chocolate chips AND pecans to the top. It made it easier for stacking during storage. I would reccomend wax paper between layers. I also used MINI chocolate chips on top just for easier eating.

  • sugarcrystal
    Mar 6, 2017

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