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Gluten Free Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Top with sprinkles

Thumbprint cookies are fun to bake year round, but when you need to make your recipes more festive, top them with crushed peppermint sticks or holiday sprinkles. 

Courtesy of Seasonal Cravings

Ingredients

For the cookie

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 3/4 Cups cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/3 Cup cocoa powder
  • 2 Teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 Cups Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour
  • 1/4 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda

For the buttercream filling

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons shortening
  • 1 3/4 Cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

For the cookie

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with Silpat or parchment paper.

Using a stand mixer beat the butter and sugar together until soft and creamy.

Add 1 egg yolk, cocoa powder, and vanilla and continue to mix.

In a separate bowl whisk flour, baking soda, and salt.

Add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix until just combined and a dough forms.

Scoop dough with a mini ice cream scoop about 2 tsp and roll into a ball.

Place on cookie sheet and press the center down with your thumb.

Cook for 7 minutes.

They may not seem done but I like mine undercooked a bit.

Gently press the center down again with your thumb to make sure you have a good indentation.

Let cool before removing from sheet.

For the buttercream filling

Mix all buttercream ingredients together in a stand mixer.

Put icing into a piping bag or use a big ziploc with the corner tip cut off.

Pipe a small amount of icing in center of cooled cookies.

Top with sprinkles.

Nutritional Facts
Servings24
Calories Per Serving219
Total Fat13g20%
Sugar17gN/A
Saturated8g38%
Cholesterol36mg12%
Protein2g3%
Carbs26g9%
Vitamin A99µg11%
Vitamin D0.2µg1.6%
Vitamin E0.4mg2.7%
Vitamin K2µg1%
Calcium13mg1%
Fiber2g6%
Folate (food)2µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)2µgN/A
Iron0.6mg3.5%
Magnesium6mg2%
Monounsaturated4gN/A
Phosphorus14mg2%
Polyunsaturated0.8gN/A
Potassium23mgN/A
Sodium48mg2%
Sugars, added17gN/A
Trans0.6gN/A
Water3gN/A
Zinc0.1mg1%