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Chocolate Fudge Thumbprint Cookies


Chocolate Fudge Thumbprint Cookies

Prep Time:  45 minutes
Cook Time:  12 minutes
Yield:  5 dozen cookies

  • COOKIES:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Karo® Light Corn Syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups finely chopped walnuts (or other favorite nut)
  • CHOCOLATE FILLING:
  • 1/3 cup Karo® Light Corn Syrup
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  1. For COOKIES: Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix butter, brown sugar and vanilla in mixer at medium speed until smooth. Beat in corn syrup and egg. Add 3 cups of flour and salt until blended. If dough is not firm enough to roll into balls, add an additional 1/2 cup of flour. (Dough can be made ahead of time ad refrigerated for later use. Use within 48 hours.)


  2. Roll dough into 1-inch balls; roll in walnuts to coat. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Press thumb firmly in the center of each cookie to make a deep indentation. Follow instructions below for chocolate filling. Fill each cookie prior to baking.


  3. For FILLING: Heat corn syrup in 1-quart microwave-safe cowl for approximately 1 minute. Add chocolate chips and stir to melt thoroughly. Using a rubber spatula, scrape into pastry bag or 1-quart plastic freezer bag. Seal tightly and snip off a tiny corner at the bottom of the bag. Squeeze filling into thumbprint holes.


  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until firm. Remove to wire rack. Cool completely.



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