Tuesdays with Dorie: Devil’s Thumbprints from Baking with Dorie

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe comes from Baking with Dorie. Devil’s Thumbprints are fudgey and delicious and packed with chocolatey flavour!

Dorie says:

I’m often asked if I ever make a mistake in a recipe and end up with something good. These cookies were that kind of a lucky accident. I must not have paid attention while I was mixing the dough, because I put in too much chocolate and got cookies as dark and rich as devil’s food. I thought I’d sandwich them with jam, but then I had a better idea: thumbprints. I pressed the center of each little ball of dough down with a corn, baked the cookies, and then pressed the imprints again when they came out of the oven. The double pressing not only gave me a place for the jam; it also made the cookies fudgy. These are also really good filled with more chocolate.

I made these to bring to my school staffroom this week (there’s a cookie baking signup sheet where you can sign up to bring cookies – it’s the best!) so I decided that for transportation purposes, filling the indentations with chocolate would be better.

These cookies spread A LOT for me. I used a tablespoon cookie scoop and this made 30 cookies (Dorie calls for using a 2 teaspoon size cookie scoop for 38 cookies). I rested the dough the minimum amount of time (2 hours) so maybe it needed more rest? In any case, they are not the chubby cuties that are pictured in the book but they are pretty!

These sort of taste like a brownie with a crunchy exterior (and I might have gone overboard with the chocolate centres but hey, you can never have too much chocolate, right?).

Get the recipe for Devil’s Thumbprints on p 173 of Baking with Dorie or here.

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7 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Dorie: Devil’s Thumbprints from Baking with Dorie”

  1. Lol on the “you can never have too much chocolate” part…I’m sure Mark and Matt would agree with you on that. Your cookies are beautiful. I like the idea of the bigger scoop as Mark likes bigger cookies and they seem to disappear faster so I can bake something new! A place to drop bakes is always a good thing…I have several of those myself and it helps when there are only two in the house. (Cole and Gus don’t count when it comes to dessert consumption.)

  2. Fudgey, delicious, and packed with flavor is exactly how I would describe these as well! Glad these were a hit with you and your tasters!

  3. Just love the cookie baking signup sheet idea – what a shame I work on my own……I’d have to bring the cookies everyday and become a version of Babar or Horton!!!!

  4. I made these when the book first came out and filled them with a cherry cream cheese concoction I made up, but after seeing these I am 100% making them again and giving them with chocolate middles! 🙂


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