Thursday, November 20, 2008

Chocolate Thumbprints

I made these cookies last night to try them out, from the Martha Stewart Living magazine, and they came out amazing! They were so cakie, and delicious, full of chocolate goodness!! Worth trying for sure. The rolling in coconut was my touch ;)

Makes 90

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
2 teaspoons coarse salt
8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/3 cups sugar
2 large egg yolks
2 tablespoons heavy cream
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup ground coconut flakes
Chocolate and Vanilla-Bean Ganache


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour, cocoa powder, and salt into a small bowl. Cream butter and sugar with a mixer until pale and fluffy. Reduce speed to medium, and add yolks, cream, and vanilla. Scrape sides of bowl. Beat in flour mixture until just combined.

Roll balls using 2 teaspoons dough for each, and roll each in the coconut flakes. Place 1 inch apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. With the handle of a wooden spoon, press gently in the center of each to create an indentation. Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until cookies are just set, about 10 minutes. (If indentations lose definition, press centers again.) Let cool slightly on baking sheets. Transfer cookies to wire racks, and let cool.

Spoon warm ganache into center of each cookie. Let stand until firm, about 15 minutes. Cookies will keep, covered, for up to 3 days.

1 comment:

Poonam & Rajesh said...

BA_Junta is few of the lucky ones who get to actually try Amisha dishes first hand :). I am a great lover of Chocolate and just now I am eating the "Chocolate Thumbprints" given to me by Amisha and they are just awesome. I am mesmerized, spell bond to leave a comment. This is the best chocolate cookie I have ever eaten so far :).. For all true chocolate fans, do yourself a favor - TRY THIS!! Thanks Amisha :)