Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate ganache filled chocolate shortbread thumbprint cookies

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Melt-in-your-mouth chocolate shortbread cookies filled with a creamy chocolate ganache for the perfect chocolate thumbprint cookie!




  • 115g (1/2 cup) Unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 60g (1/2 cup) Icing/powdered sugar
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 140g (3/4 cup 2 tbsp) Plain flour
  • 15g (2 tbsp) Cornstarch
  • 15g (2 tbsp) Cocoa powder

Chocolate Ganache

  • 70g (2.5oz) Milk or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 50g (3 tbsp 1 tsp) Thickened or heavy cream



  1. Preheat the oven to 175C/350F
  2. Cream butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy
  3. Add egg yolk and vanilla extract, beat until well combined
  4. Mix in cocoa powder, flour and cornstarch, stir until just combined
  5. Roll into 12 balls and create a heart shape in the centre of each ball using two fingerprints joined at the bottom
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until set
  7. Cool to room temperature before filling with ganache

Chocolate Ganache

  1. Heat the cream in a small saucepan or microwave until steaming
  2. Place the chopped chocolate in a small heatproof bowl and pour over the steaming cream
  3. Cover with a plate and let sit for 2-3 mins, before stirring until melted
  4. Fill the cavities of the cooled chocolate cookies with ganache
  5. Place in the fridge for 1 hour to set before enjoying!

Keywords: cookie, thumbprint, chocolate, ganache, biscuit

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