Double Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Double the chocolate, double the fun! These chocolate cookies are rolled in crunchy walnuts then filled with a homemade vanilla frosting and even more chocolate for a rich salty-sweet treat. We'll leave you with a fair warning – you may find yourself craving these cookies all month long. Try switching up the flavor by using mint or almond extract in place of the vanilla in the filling!

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For the Chocolate Cookies:

1 cup Madhava Natural Sweeteners Organic Coconut Sugar

1 cup butter, softened (not melted)

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 egg, separated

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons milk

1/4 cup cocoa

1 cup finely chopped walnuts

For the Vanilla & Chocolate Filling:

1/2 cup powdered sugar, or place Madhava Natural Sweeteners Organic Coconut Sugar in a food processor and pulse until powdered

1 tablespoon butter, softened (not melted)

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Splash of milk (add this a little at a time to reach a frosting-like consistency)

Chocolate candies


1. In the bowl of a stand mixer add organic coconut sugar, butter, and vanilla, and beat until fluffy. Beat in egg yolk until smooth. Add flour and cocoa, and mix until just combined. Cover and chill 1-2 hours.
2. When dough is firm, preheat oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
3. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Beat the egg white, then dip dough balls in the egg white, roll in chopped nuts and arrange on the lined baking sheet.
4. Use your thumb to make an indentation in the center of each cookie, then bake for 7-10 minutes.
5. In a small bowl, mix together the powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla. Add milk a little at a time, mixing to combine, until the mixture reaches a frosting-like consistency.
6. While cookies are still warm, drop a 1/4 teaspoon of the frosting mixture into each indentation and gently press a chocolate candy in the center. Allow to cool fully before serving.

Double Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
Double Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
Double Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
Double Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies


Madhava Sweeteners

Madhava was born from one honey enthusiast and a swarm of hardworking honeybees. Since our humble beginnings in 1973, our efforts have blossomed beyond honey. We have become a trusted leader in natural sweeteners, dedicated to providing healthier alternatives to highly processed, refined sugars and artificial sweeteners. We’re on one naturally sweet mission, to create better-for-you options for all of your favorite sweet treats.
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