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Vanilla-Allspice Thumbprints

Yield: 36 cookies
Start to Finish 350°F 39 mins
Vanilla-Allspice Thumbprints
  • 1 1/4  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground allspice
  • 1/4  teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  cup  unsalted butter (4 oz.) at room temperature
  • 1/4  cup  sugar
  • 1  egg yolk at room temperature
  • 3/4  teaspoon  pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2  cup  white chocolate baking pieces or semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground allspice (optional)

1. Line two baking sheets with parchment; set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small bowl whisk together the flour, the 1/2 tsp. allspice, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add the sugar and beat for 2 minutes or until well blended. Reduce mixer speed to low. Add the egg yolk and beat for 1 minute. Beat in vanilla.

3. With mixer at lowest speed, steadily beat in flour mixture, beating only a few seconds after flour is well incorporated into the soft dough.

4. Shape rounded teaspoons of dough in balls between palms of hands. Place balls about 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. With the handle end of a wooden spoon or a thumb, make indentations in the center of each ball.

5. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes or until cookies are dry and firm to the touch. For even baking, rotate baking sheets top to bottom and front to back after 4 minutes of baking time. Cool cookies on baking sheets on wire racks while preparing filling.

6. For filling, in a small microwave-safe bowl melt chocolate pieces on high (100% power) for 45 to 60 seconds, stirring until melted. Use a small spoon to fill each indentation with chocolate. Sprinkle with ground allspice, if desired. Refrigerate cookies for 15 minutes to set chocolate. Serve cookies at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts (Vanilla-Allspice Thumbprints)
  • cal. (kcal) 63,
  • Fat, total (g) 4,
  • chol. (mg) 13,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 7,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 3,
  • pro. (g) 1,
  • vit. A (IU) 97,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 8,
  • sodium (mg) 24,
  • Potassium (mg) 6,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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