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Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

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From EatingWell:  February/March 2005

Thumbprint cookies are an old-fashioned treat, a little cookie well holding a dot of jam. Here, they're reinterpreted with walnut oil and whole-wheat pastry flour for today's healthier eating standards - and, of course, with chocolate, simply for the taste.

About 36 cookies | Active Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 1 1/2 hours

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Position rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 375°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Whisk all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl until well combined. Grind walnuts in a food processor until they resemble coarse meal.
  3. Beat butter, oil, granulated sugar and brown sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until almost creamy"the mixture may still be a little grainy. Beat in egg and vanilla; scrape down the sides and beat in melted chocolate and the ground nuts. Stir in the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon until just incorporated.
  4. Roll 1 tablespoon dough into a ball, place on the prepared baking sheet and flatten slightly until it looks like a deflated basketball. Continue with the remaining dough, spacing the cookies 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake the cookies for 6 minutes. Remove from the oven and gently press your thumb or the end of a wooden spoon in the center of each cookie. Place 1/2 teaspoon jam in each indentation. Bake until the jam is melted and the cookie is set but still a little soft, 8 to 10 minutes more. Cool on the pan for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Let the pan cool for a few minutes before baking another batch. Enhancements: Use any flavor jam you want, just don’t use preserves (the pieces of fruit may be too large) or jelly (it will melt too quickly and run).

Nutrition

Per cookie : 109 Calories; 6 g Fat; 2 g Sat; 1 g Mono; 9 mg Cholesterol; 14 g Carbohydrates; 1 g Protein; 1 g Fiber; 53 mg Sodium; 42 mg Potassium

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 other carbohydrate, 1 fat

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