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Chocolate-Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies

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“Everyone loves these cookies! Easy and delicious. From Martha Stewart Living. Cook time does not count time to refrigerate dough.”
READY IN:
35mins
YIELD:
36 cookies
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Sift flour, cocoa, and salt into a bowl; set aside.
  2. Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring until smooth. Set aside.
  3. Put butter and 1/4 cup of sugar into the bowl of a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment; mix on medium until pale and fluffy.
  4. Mix in yolk, vanilla, and chocolate. Reduce speed to low. Mix in flour mixture until just combined.
  5. Refrigerate, covered, one hour.
  6. Preheat oven to 350°F Put 6 teaspoons of sugar into a bowl. Form dough into 3/4 balls; roll in sugar to coat.
  7. Space 1 inch apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Press center of each ball with your thumb.
  8. Bake 10 minutes. Press centers again with a wooden spoon, 3/4 inch indentations. Bake until slightly cracked and set; about 5 minutes more.
  9. Cool completely on racks.
  10. Stir cream cheese and confectioners sugar in a small bowl.
  11. Toss berries with remaining 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar in another bowl.
  12. Spoon cream cheese mixture into center of cookies; top with strawberries.

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