Mike and I did most of our holiday shopping online this year. There is something so wonderful about missing the crowds and craziness in the stores. So with all the time we saved by shopping online, I went on baking sprees this year. These chocolate thumbprint cookies are one the fruits of my labor!
1 stick of butter, at room temp
1/8 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulate sugar
1 egg yolk
1 cup flour
1/4 tspn baking powder
a pinch of salt
chocolate chunk pieces
Combine the butter and sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix well. Add the baking powder salt and flour and mix to combine. Cover and chill for 30 minutes in the fridge.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Take the dough out of the fridge and roll into 1 inch balls. Roll the balls in the turbinado sugar and then place on a prepared baking sheet. Use your thumb to make an indent in the middle of the cookie. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Fill the indents with the chocolate chunks right as they come out of the oven, and then let cool.
You could also fill these cookies with jam, toffee, caramel or whatever suits you. The flavor of the cookie is pretty tame and will pair well with whatever you choose!