Day 1: Chocolate Pecan Thumbprint Cookies

Day 1: Chocolate Pecan Thumbprint Cookies

And so it begins!

As promised this year for the first time on Jo Cooks I’m doing 12 days of Christmas featuring 12 of my favorite cookie recipes. I’m starting off with my husband’s favorite, these chocolate and pecan thumbprint cookies. Besides the fact that they are the most adorable little cookies I’ve ever seen they taste amazing. So here’s the story. I baked lots of cookies this past Saturday and I had put them all in boxes so I can give them to different people, dividing all the cookies evenly among all the boxes. I apologize in advance to all friends and family whom I’ll be giving these boxes to, you will not find these cookies in your box!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, at room temperature
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup baking cocoa
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans (or walnuts)
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter, softened
  • 2 tsp milk
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 20 - 24 milk chocolate kisses
Read the whole recipe on Jo Cooks