Chocolate Almond Thumbprint Cookies

by Lisa Douglas

If you love thumbprint cookies, you will absolutely adore this easy Chocolate Almond Thumbprint Cookies recipe. Chocolate and almonds together are magical atop this homemade shortbread cookie!

Chocolate Almond Thumbprint Cookies
How to Make Chocolate Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate Almond Thumbprint Cookies

The second I opened up this thumbprint cookie recipe, I was immediately transported back to my childhood with my mom. These were one of my most favoritest things to make! Of course, I’ve progressed from using my own thumb for thumbprint cookies and now use a rounded teaspoon scoop (which makes it look much more uniform), but this basic shortbread cookie recipe to make these delightfully light chocolate almond thumbprint cookies, I mean you just can’t get any better than this!

Chocolate Almond Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Almond Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Buttery sweet, light in flavor. Butter butter butter I like to sing in my head when I make these. Not because it has a lot of butter or anything more-so than other cookies, but because when paired with the chocolate and almond, it really accents the butter flavor! I can taste it easily, and they complement each other so well!

Chocolate Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Easy Chocolate Almond Thumbprint Cookies

This is an easy recipe to make for the holidays, but the beauty part is that it isn’t too holiday-esque to make for other occasions, too. Cookie exchanges, guests over, perhaps for tea? Oh, these pair really well with either tea or coffee! The light flakiness of the cookie pairs well with tea as the coffee accentuates the chocolate. You need this recipe in your life!

Easy Chocolate Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Simple Chocolate Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Some people like to bake these shortbread cookies with almond extract when using almonds in the thumbprint, but I believe heartily in using vanilla extract instead. I want that vanilla flavor to pair with the chocolate, you know? Vanilla, chocolate, almond, all blended together in one singularly fantastic bite. Yes! You already have the hearty almond crunch on top, you know?

Best Chocolate Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Best Chocolate Almond Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Make ’em for your friends. Make ’em for your family. You are going to soon realize why I covet them so greatly and why they will fastly become your most requested cookie recipe! Fun and foolproof, these are an easy go-to when having to bring a dessert! Try ’em, you’re going to love ’em!

Chocolate Almond Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

How to Make Chocolate Almond Thumbprint Cookies

To make these fantastic Chocolate Almond Thumbprint Cookies, you will need the following:

You will also need the following:

Ingredients for Chocolate Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a medium-sized bowl, sift together your dry ingredients: flour and salt.

Sift Dry Ingredients for Chocolate Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar. Once creamy, add egg and vanilla extract. Slowly add dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Beat until cookie dough is formed.

Add dry ingredients into Wet Ingredients for Chocolate Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on lined baking sheet, about two inches apart from one another. Use a rounded teaspoon scoop to indent the center of each cookie. Place in freezer for about 30 minutes and preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes and allow to cool on a wire rack. Using a tablespoon, press on each indent just to make them deeper and larger.

Create Indent for Chocolate Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Melt chocolate chips and swirl a little chocolate into each indentation on each cookie. Top with one almond.

Finish Topping for Chocolate Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Enjoy! Try not to eat them all yourself, I know it’s hard, because they are SO TASTY, OMG! But you must resist. You want to share ’em, your loved ones will thank you!

Chocolate Almond Thumbprint Cookies
Almond Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Almond Thumbprint Cookies

These easy Chocolate Almond Thumbprint Cookies are deliciously simple and delightfully addicting!
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, sift together your dry ingredients: flour and salt.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar. Once creamy, add egg and vanilla extract.
  • Slowly add dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Beat until cookie dough is formed.
  • Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on lined baking sheet, about two inches apart from one another.
  • Use a teaspoon to indent the center of each cookie. Place in freezer for about 30 minutes and preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Bake for 13 to 15 minutes and allow to cool on a wire rack. Using a tablespoon, press on each indent just to make them deeper and larger. 
  • Melt chocolate chips and swirl a little chocolate into each indentation on each cookie. Top with one almond.
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What do you think? Are you eager to make these chocolate almond thumbprint cookies for yourself? Bring on the chocolate with this one! Check out my other chocolate recipes, dessert recipes, cookie recipes, and my full recipe index for all our recipes and more, too! Also, check out Julie’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie Cups if you’re in a chocolate-lovin’ mood!

Easy Chocolate Almond Thumbprint Cookies Recipe

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