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Turtle Fudge Thumbprint Cookies

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Ingredients

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1 cup Flour
1/3 cup Cocoa
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 stick Butter (1/2 cup)
2/3 cup Sugar
1 Egg yolk reserve the white
2 Tablespoons Milk
1/2 teaspoon Almond Extract
Icing instructions:
14 Caramels
3 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
1/4 cup Chocolate Chips
2 teaspoons Coconut Oil

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Easy and delicious, these cookies aim to please!

Ingredients

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fudge thumbprint cookiesWhen we first published this cookie on Kitchen Chicks, we published it as a cookie exchange cookie.  We weren’t wrong.  They went like hotcakes, but we wanted to include them here on our new site because they are delicious any time of the year.  These cookies make you look like a cookie gourmet, when all the while you have put together one of the easiest cookies ever.  So get ready to use these for anytime you want to impress your guests or if you need just the right gift for a house warming or get together.

Here’s the recipe so you can bake to impress!

 

TURTLE FUDGE THUMBPRINTS

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Put these ingredients in a small bowl and mix together.  After you do that, put these ingredients in a larger bowl and mix with your mixer until creamy.  (about 2 minutes)

  • 1 stick butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar

Gradually add:

  • 1 egg yolk–reserve the white
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Beat together until smooth and then add the flour mixture.  Mix until the ingredients form a soft dough.  Form a ball and put into plastic wrap and chill until firm, about 1 hour.  Take out the dough and form into 1 inch balls (about 30).  Add an egg white to the egg white you reserved and whip until foamy–not peaked.  Dip each ball into the egg white and roll in chopped walnuts.  I chopped them very fine.  You’ll need around a cup or so.  Place the balls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and make a well in each one with the end of a spoon.  Bake for 12 minutes.  When you take them out, press the well again slightly.

 

unbaked fudge thumbprintsNow put the carmel and cream in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds.

  • 14 carmels
  • 3 Tablespoons heavy cream

Stir the carmel mixture into a smooth consistency, heating it at ten second intervals if it hasn’t fully melted.  Put about 1/2 teaspoon into each well.  Leave on cookie sheet while you make the chocolate drizzle.

  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoons coconut oil (you can substitute shortening if you like)

Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds and stir.  Heat another 20 seconds and stir until smooth.  Use a teaspoon to drizzle chocolate on each cookie.  Remove from cookie sheet onto grates until cooled.

 

fudge thumbprint cookies

Actually, these cookies may not make it out of the house.  Good thing they’re so easy to make.

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Put the flour, cocoa, and salt in a small bowl and mix together.

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After you do that, put the butter and sugar in a larger bowl and mix with your mixer until creamy. (about 2 minutes)

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Gradually add the egg yolk, milk and almond extract to the butter and sugar mixture.

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Beat together until smooth and then add the flour mixture.

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Mix until the ingredients form a soft dough. Form a ball and put into plastic wrap and chill until firm, about 1 hour.

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Take out the dough and form into 1 inch balls (about 30).

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Add an egg white to the egg white you reserved and whip until foamy--not peaked.

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Dip each ball into the egg white and roll in chopped walnuts. I chopped them very fine. You'll need around a cup or so.

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Place the balls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and make a well in each one with the end of a spoon.

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Bake for 12 minutes. When you take them out, press the well again slightly.

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Icing Steps

Put the caramel and cream in a bowl and place in microwave for 30 seconds.

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Stir the caramel mixture into a smooth consistency, heating it at ten second intervals if it hasn't fully melted.

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Put about 1/2 teaspoon into each well and leave on cookie sheet while you make the chocolate drizzle.

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Heat the chocolate chips and the coconut oil in the microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Heat another 20 seconds and stir until smooth.

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Use a teaspoon to drizzle chocolate on each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet onto grates until cooled.

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