Remember last month when I said that Master Frugal had a cheeky idea to transform our Jammy thumbprint cookies into Nutella Thumbprint cookies? Well, he only went and did it…
These Nutella thumbprint cookies turned out amazing although I’ll be honest, they’re not how I would have made them. I would have replaced some of the flour with cocoa like I would if I was making a chocolate sponge cake but we didn’t have any cocoa powder in so rather than wait, he decided to melt a bag of bourneville (dark) chocolate button and pop that in the mix.
It turned out so well though so I forgave him for going rogue – it did make the mix a bit wetter so didn’t hold the thumbprint as well as the jammy versions did. That’s where I stepped in to rescue them when they came out of the oven as they’re still quite soft at that point – I used the back of a measuring spoon to press into each cookie before they started to cool and that left an even better hollow than when we used our thumbs to be fair. As they cool down they do start to take on more of a biscuit texture so you do need to do this in the couple of minutes after you take them out of the oven.
Also, I wanted to do a cheeky little white chocolate drizzle over the top but Master Frugal is more of a practical baker than a fancy one and he was having none of it!
- 200g butter
- 200g sugar
- 300g plain flour
- 1 large egg
- 1 capful vanilla extract
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 100g dark chocolate
- Preheat the oven to 180°C or 160°C if you're using the fan-assisted setting.
- Line 2 large baking trays with baking paper.
- Mix the butter and sugar together.
- Add in the egg and the vanilla and give it another good mix.
- Fold in the flour and baking powder.
- Melt the chocolate and quickly stir into the mixture.
- Using your hands, roll the mix into balls about an inch and a half in size.
- Pop each ball of mix onto the baking tray and flatten each one down a little bit. Give them enough room to spread a little bit.
- Use your thumb to push a hollow into the biscuit although as I said above, you might find that you need to redo this bit when they come out of the oven.
- Put the tray in the oven and bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes. They do feel soft when you take them out but they do get a bit crisper as they cool.
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