Spiced Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Spiced Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies are always a hit at any occasion. The gooey chocolate ganache filling is to die for!



Chocolate ganache filling:



  1. Preheat oven at 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in the egg yolk and vanilla extract.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine together the flour, salt, baking powder and pumpkin pie spice. Add this mixture in the butter and sugar mixture. Mix it until everything is incorporated.
  4. Make 1-inch balls from the dough and place on the baking sheet. They will slightly rise, so don’t put them very close.
  5. Make indentation on the top of each ball using your thumb or the bottom of a round teaspoon.
  6. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and quickly press the indentations again to have enough room for the chocolate ganache. Let them cool on a wire rack.
  7. Combine chocolate chips and pumpkin pie spice in a heatproof bowl.
  8. Put heavy cream in a sauce pan and heat over medium-low heat. See it in the video above.
  9. Pour it over chocolate chips and pumpkin pie spice. Whisk until smooth.
  10. Chill the ganache for 20 minutes.
  11. Fill your thumbprint cookies with chocolate ganache and top with sprinkles.