Fun Thumbprint Cookies for Easter

18 cookies
23 min

These thumbprint cookies are so much fun to make with the kids. I am going to be honest for some reason I thought Easter was on the 14th this month. I am not sure why when the 14th is a Wednesday. Any ways there is still time to make these fun cookies for Easter.

Do I Have to Use Dove Chocolate Eggs for these Thumbprint Cookies?

If you cannot get your hands on Dove Chocolate eggs I know there are other brands of chocolate eggs such as:

HERSHEY’S, Milk Chocolate Eggs Candy

R. M. Palmer Let’s Party Gold Caramel Balls

Just make sure you use a decent type of chocolate. Some non-name brands can have a shortening type mouth feel.

If Cookies for Easter aren’t Your Thing

You can try this Most Delicious Boston Creme Pie Cake.

Fun Thumbprint Cookies for Easter
Recipe details
  • 18  cookies
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 8 Minutes Total time: 23 min
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Cookie Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter unsalted sweet cream , softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg large
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp espresso powder  instant
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup Hershey powder dark chocolate
  • 1 ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 package  Dove Milk Chocolate Eggs
  • 2 cups Sprinkles Easter colors
Chocolate ganache
  • 1 cup chocolate chips semi-sweet
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
Cookie Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Using a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
Beat in the egg, vanilla, and coffee powder until combined.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and kosher salt.
Gradually beat in the dry ingredients until combined.
Using a small ice cream scooper, scoop the cookie dough into your handand roll into a ball.
Roll the cookie dough into Easter sprinkles.
Place onto the cookie sheet.
Using your thumb, make an indent into the center of the dough.
Place into the oven and bake for 8 minutes.
Allow cooling completely.
Chocolate Ganache Directions
Using a small pot, bring the heavy whipping cream to a simmer.
Pour over the chocolate chips into a heatproof bowl.
Allow sitting for a minute before whisking until smooth.
Allow the ganache to sit to cool for 5 minutes.
Spoon into the piping bag.
Fill in the center of the cookie with the ganache.
Unwrap the Dove chocolate egg and place it into the center of the ganache.
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