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Lynn Miller submitted her recipe for chocolate thumbprint cookies in 2017. 

Editor’s note: Instead of 12 days of cookies this year, we opted for 25. We are counting down every day until Christmas with one of our favorite reader-submitted cookie recipes. Clip them out and you will have a top-notch holiday cookie collection. The 2020 Cookie Countdown is sponsored by the Made In Oklahoma Coalition.

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These chocolate thumbprint cookies invert the traditional vanilla cookie with a chocolate or sometimes fruit center. The chocolate cookies are rolled in sugar before baking to add a little extra texture, and the vanilla center adds sweetness.

Lynn Miller submitted the recipe to the Tulsa World in 2017.


2 tablespoons butter, softened

1. For cookie, cream first five ingredients in small mixing bowl.

2. Combine flour, cocoa and salt; blend with creamed mixture. Chill dough about 1 hour until firm to handle.

3. For vanilla filling, mix ingredients until smooth.

4. Once the dough is firm, roll dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in sugar, and place on lightly greased cookie sheet. Press thumb into center of each cookie. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes until set. As soon as cookie is removed from oven, spoon ½ teaspoon vanilla filling into thumbprint.

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