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Named for the way the indentation in the center is made with your thumb, these popular cookies are filled with a pool of melted chocolate.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December/January 1994



Cook's Notes

If reshaping the thumbprint is necessary during baking, dip your finger in ice water for several seconds and allow to dry before reshaping.

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  • paulakoala
    14 JAN, 2011
    I increased the cookie recipe by a half and cut the chocolate mixture in half because I had heard the amount of chocolate was excessive. This yielded the perfect ratio of cookie to chocolate. I used a ziplock baggie with a snipped corner to fill the cookies. I also used a measuring teaspoon to make the indentations so that I wouldn't burn my thumb!

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