Toffee Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies – a shortbread-like thumbprint cookie dotted with bits of toffee candy and filled with rich chocolate.
Spouse got the idea for these tasty little thumbprint cookies from a picture in a magazine. We decided to use our own tried and true thumbprint cookie recipe and adapt it to include the toffee chips and chocolate ganache filling. The result was a little too good and these were scarfed down within hours. Next time I’ll make a bigger batch.
- 1/2 cup salted butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- yolk of one large egg
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1/2 cup toffee candy chips I use Skor brand
- 8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup scalded whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon honey
Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the vanilla extract and egg yolk. Beat until smooth.
Fold in the flour and toffee chips until a soft dough forms.
Form into 1 inch balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Make a dent in each ball with your thumb or the handle of a wooden spoon.
Bake at 350 degrees F for about 20-25 minutes or until lightly golden brown. You may have to take them out of the oven in the last few minutes and repress the centers with a wooden spoon to maintain the centers deep enough to fill with the chocolate.
Cool completely on a wire rack before spooning chocolate ganache into the center of the cookies.
Pour the scalded cream over the chocolate chips in a warm bowl.
Let stand for 5 minutes before stirring in the honey until smooth.
Spoon into the center of the cookies and allow to cool completely.