Chocolate Chip and 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

Chocolate Chip & Cookie Butter Thumbprints
Chocolate Chip and Cookie Butter Thumbprints
Chocolate Chip and Cookie Butter Thumbprints
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
30cookies 35minutes 10minutes/batch
Servings Prep Time
30cookies 35minutes
Cook Time
10minutes/batch
Ingredients
Portions: cookies
Units:
Ingredients
Portions: cookies
Units:
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Fill each with 1 teaspoon cookie spread. If desired, sprinkle with additional chocolate chips.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 138 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 48mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.