Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Hershey kisses are only good for one thing, thumbprint cookies! My mom used to make Peanut Butter Blossoms every Christmas. I could only find these cookie n’ creme variety this time. So I decided to make little black and white thumbprints on this occasion.

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

If Hershey Kisses aren’t your thing fill the center with frosting. The great thing about these cookies is they are customized to any occasion with different colored sprinkles.

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Yield: 15 cookies


2/3 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 dark cocoa powder

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/8 tsp salt

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/4 cup plain flour

3/4 cup sprinkles

20 Hershey Kisses (unwrapped)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F/190 C and line 2 baking trays with parchment paper. In large bowl beat the butter for 30 seconds. Add in the cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and sugar. Beat until combined.
  2. Beat in the egg and vanilla until combined. Add in the flour. The dough should come together into a ball.
  3. If it's too soft place in the fridge for a few minutes to firm up. Roll 1 tablespoon of dough into 1 inch balls. Roll into the sprinkles and place on the baking sheet.
  4. Place your thumb into the center of each cookie and make a dent.
  5. Bake for 7-8 minutes until firm. Remove from the oven and immediately place a Hershey Kiss into the center. Place on a cooling rack.

adapted from The Curvy Carrot

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

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  1. I always think thumbprint cookies are so pretty but STILL not got around to making any. Soon I hope! Love the cookies and cream version.

  2. How cute! They look a teeny bit like googly eyes in the shot from above. Where did you get the kisses from?

    • They do! I got the kisses from ASDA. They seem to have regular, almond and cookies and cream at the moment I think.

  3. Yummy but being a die hard Hershey lover, I only love the chocolate kisses. I might try them with those instead. They look great though!

  4. I haven’t had thumbprint cookies in ages! Thanks for helping me remember just how yummy these are.

  5. I bought a bag of Hershey Kisses from America with the intention of baking thumbprint cookies but have not gotten round to them yet. Thanks for the reminder and inspiration :)

  6. Brian Kings

    The chocolates are easy to make and look sweet too. I now have something to do during the weekend.